Help your students understand the way that the environmental movement can effect their daily lives. Using resources online and through classroom activities, students can better learn how they can make "green" choices everyday. Lesson plans, videos, book suggestions, labs and hands-on activities will give them more ways to think about what it means to be part of the environmental movement. From recycling to building design to alternative fuels and using technology, students will have fun and learn more about environmentalism.

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Educational resources on Green construction, sustainability, and community.
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James Lovelock's personal view on environmentalism and current efforts in recycling and reduction are quite unique. Students will have an opportunity to explore a very different point of view from a prominent scientist and the multitude of green movements.
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Go Green!

by Jen StorySnoop

In honor of Read for the Trees and NEA's Read Across America, these books reviewed by StorySnoops.com feature conservation and socially active teens and tweens.
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Go Green Earth Day Poster

by Hery Santosa Made

A free sample on a poster for teaching
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USGBC is committed to bringing green buildings to students of all ages, from early childhood and elementary schools to college and university campuses. These resources provide an introduction to the LEED Rating System, a selection of presentations on green building and a variety of project profiles for LEED certified buildings. Learn more about LEED policy adoptions across the country, access Greenbuild365 and discover sustainability curriculum being developed for students of all ages.
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From the USGBC - "Green schools cost less to operate, freeing up resources to truly improve students’ education. Their carefully planned acoustics and abundant daylight make it easier and more comfortable for students to learn. Their clean indoor air cuts down sick days and gives our children a head start for a healthy, prosperous future. And their innovative design provides a wealth of hands-on learning opportunities." "Across the United States, school districts large and small are realizing the benefits of green schools. Students, parents, teachers and community members are making the difference, by letting elected officials know they want their schools built, operated, and maintained green."
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Students will: Define attributes of an energy efficient "green" school. 2. Identify areas of energy waste in their school by: comparing their school to that of a LEED certified school; b. identifying areas that are within the school's capacity to change; c. auditing the school's recycling program.
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Students will: Participate in a class discussion of their ideas and opinions related to energy conserving efforts that could directly impact their school experiences 2. Read articles related to energy costs and consumption 3. Use computation skills to determine the economic effects of rising energy costs on average households 4. Analyze data from a graph to determine the types of energy currently used in the U.S. 5. Participate in a class discussion of key terms related to energy including fossil fuels, renewable and non-renewable resources, greenhouse gasses, and global warming 6. Participate in a simulation activity and conduct research and create a project that will be used to teach others about alternative/renewable energy sources 7. Teach classmates about a specific alternative/renewable energy source using a model, experiment, diagram, or interactive or multimedia display 8. Participate in a class discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of using alternative energy sources
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Students will: 1. Compare and make distinctions among 5 alternative fuels 2. Understand the impact of different types of fuel on:the environment, lifestyle, the economy/personal finances of car choices 3. Use critical thinking skills to support multi-step decision-making for buying a car
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environment, sustainability, architecture
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Recycle City

by jessica subramanya

Students will create a community as each students creates a piece of the city out of recycled materials.
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