The One Million Lights solar energy curriculum is a hands-on experiential program. It consists of 4 lessons: introduction to energy sources, stories from around the world of students using solar as their primary source of energy, global applications of solar and how students can take action today to help the 1.3 billion people in the world who do not have access to clean energy.

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This is the overview of the unit.  It includes a letter to the educator, lesson plans and materials list.  
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One Million Lights Overview

by Jennifer Greene

This is a presentation that introduces teachers and students to the organization One Million Lights
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This lessons introduces the organization, One Million Lights, and an introduction to energy sources.
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This presentation introduces energy sources and the advantages of solar energy.
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This lesson teaches students to think about the need for light in their everyday lives and what it would be like to live in a place where students do not have access to electricity.  It includes stories that One Million Lights has collected through their light distributions.
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Solar Stories Set 1

by Jennifer Greene

This is a zip file containing some of the solar stories that One Million Lights has collected during their travels.  They give students a real life example of the impact of solar for a person or community. 
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Solar Stories Set 2

by Jennifer Greene

This is a zip file containing some of the solar stories that One Million Lights has collected during their travels.  They give students a real life example of the impact of solar for a person or community. 
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This lesson teaches students about the different ways that solar energy is utilized around the world.  It utilizes examples that One Million Lights has found during their distributions.
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Solar Energy Explained

by Jennifer Greene

This presentation teaches students the basics of how solar energy works.
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Solar Stories Worksheet

by Jennifer Greene

This is the worksheet that helps students describe what they are reading in the solar stories. 
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Lesson 4: Take Action

by Jennifer Greene

This lesson empowers students to think about how they can help the global energy problem.  
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Energy Action Check List

by Jennifer Greene

This handout gives students and families ideas of what they can do today to be more energy aware and reduce their carbon footprint.
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Take Action

by Jennifer Greene

This presentation gives students an idea of what they can do right away to help the environment.
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Energy Action Checklist

by Jennifer Greene

Take home flyer that helps students and their families help reduce their carbon footprint right away.
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This is an evaluation form for One Million Lights.  OML is a nonprofit, so for funding purposes this evaluation form helps track the metrics of the success of One Million Students. Please consider filling it out after using the materials.  
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