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Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse

PreK-2 Language Arts

How Wind Works
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
It's Easy Being Green!
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Green Building
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
Johnny Appleseed, a Tree Steward
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Little Red Hen Bakes Bread
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
Sustainability Topic:
  • Other
My Big Green Teacher Recycles
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Pre K-K: Reduce Your Trash
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Recognizing Litter
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Recycle Every Day!
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Reduce Your Trash
Lesson Type:
  • Project
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
The Giving Tree and Receiving Tree
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
The Great Kapok Tree
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
The Planet Janitor© Coloring Book
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
  • Green Energy Challenge
We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
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