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Planet Earth: Home to Us All

Lesson Description:
Students will:
  • Formulate a sustainable action plan to address environmental stress.
  • Create a public service announcement to promote awareness and action focusing on one area of environmental concern.

Lesson Type:
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Other

Time Needed:
1-2 class periods
Standards Addressed:
Geography standards
18. Knows and understands how to apply geography to interpret the
present and plan for the future

Science standards
F, grades 5-8 science and technology in society
F, grades 5-8 natural resources, environmental quality, and science and technology in local, national, and global challenges
Materials Needed:
-Transparency of the “lifeboat” cartoon
-Copies of handout, “Sustainable Action for the Global Environment”
-Chart paper
School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (gef)
Contact Email:
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf 9.pdf
Located in: Science

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