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Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse

PreK-2 Social Studies

Before We Drove Cars
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Other
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Build a Green Roof
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Gardening
  • Green Building
  • Water
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Can We Keep the Lake Clean?
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Water
GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Catch the Pollution
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
Classifying Litter
Lesson Type:
  • Group Work
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Conserving Water Through Art!
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
Energy Activity Book
Lesson Type:
  • Group Work
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
Energy Carnival
Lesson Type:
  • Group Work
  • Project
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
Intro to Transportation & the Environment
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Other
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Johnny Appleseed, a Tree Steward
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Life with Energy
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
Making Bricks
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Group Work
Sustainability Topic:
  • Green Building
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
Recycling Crayons
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
So Much Water, So Little To Drink
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
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