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Earth Day Every Day

Lesson Description:
Students will ... 
  • Learn to recognize how human activities can have adverse environmental consequences.
  • Propose alternative activities to reduce the negative effects of some of these consequences.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion

Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction

Standards Addressed:
Connections to the Curriculum:
  • Geography
  • Social Studies

Connections to the NationalGeography Standards:
  • Standard 18: "How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future"

Geographic Skills:
  • Asking geographic questions
  • Organizing geographic information
  • Answering geographic questions
  • Analyzing geographic information

Materials Needed:
  • Newspaper articles highlighting environmental issues
  • Drawing paper and/or poster board
  • Markers, colored pencils, or other drawing materials

School or Group:
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