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Be Good to Your Home: "World Environment Day"

June 5th is "World Environment Day". With this Collections you will find fun facts, activities, lesson plan ideas and videos to use with your students to help celebrate this day. Whether it's after the last day of school or before, this is a great way to close out the year with your students and help encourage them to take better care of the one and only planet we call home!
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Be Good to Your Home: "World Environment Day"
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    A wonderful little introduction to "World Environment Day" (June 5th), including "Introduction and Background", its "History" timeline, fun cool links, and more!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Get everyone involved with these handy printouts, which include a variety of fun activities that everyone can enjoy! You and your students can work together on an Environmentally-aware Acrostic poem, test vocabulary knowledge with a vocab quiz, learn about "Earth's Properties", use your imagination with the "If I were a....?" game, and more!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Share this beautiful student-made video on Environmental Awareness with your class. It is a call-to-action film that encourages us all to make a change and make a difference for the only "one home" we have!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Complete with gorgeous images from all over the world, this little video is a wonderful introduction to "World Environment Day", reminding us why we shouldn't take any part of the environment for granted!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Test your students' knowledge of the environment with these great eco-friendly facts, including a continuing count-down on how many forests are being destroyed annually on a global basis. I recommend making a quiz based on the facts involved. Enjoy!
  • kidzworld.com
    kidzworld.com

    Top 10 Ways to Recycle

    5 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    As the title says, this article contains 10 different ideas for recycling both at home and at school, or anywhere you are! A wonderful way to get kids to start caring for the Earth. :)
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Engage your students with wonderful lesson plans such as "Take Action!" which encourages younger students to work together as a group to discover ways to help the planet!
  • gse.harvard.edu
    gse.harvard.edu

    Teaching the Environment

    6 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    A must-read for every teacher concerned about the environment, this scholarly article explores in-depth actions that teachers can take when educating students on environmental awareness. It even includes an "Additional Resources" list such as "New Curriculum Modules", and links to environmentally aware programs, like NASA.