Sustainability Lesson Plan for Earth Month

By Annie Thornton 04.02.2017 blog

In celebration of Earth Month, we’ve unlocked some fantastic content to support lesson plans around sustainability and environmentalism. Help your students think critically about new solutions to the problems of climate change and pollution.

Invite your students to watch the following three Channel One News videos:

Watch: Earthships


Watch: WastED Restaurant


Watch: Sustainable Forestry


Discuss: What is the environmental concern or problem raised in each of these videos? Can you explain the proposed solution featured in each video?

Write: In your opinion, which video offers the most significant solution to a pressing environmental concern? Which solution has the most potential to conserve and protect our environment? Write an argumentative paragraph using details from the video to make your case.

Expand: Find a classmate who chose a different video than you did. Take turns sharing your responses with each other, explaining why your video offers a better, more effective solution. Try your best to defend your position and change your partner’s mind!

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  1. gizmo


  2. alondra bueno gastelum

    no its not i dont like it at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Brevin.T

    I am very concerned about climate change because of all the harm it has caused to our world.Like all the wiled fires, drouts, and weather events that had happen.I am just hoping there is some way to stop this situation we are all in.

  4. Terrance carlisle

    It might tell a lie but it’s true

  5. Sade Norris

    Well no, one has a crystal ball to tell us exactly what lies ahead, but we can look at past trends and current data to make future predictions. We will take a look at future environmental concerns, including how the environment could be impacted by the expected population growth, food and energy needs, and pollution as we progress through the 21st century.

    • gizmo

      now da

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