Download the comprehensive lesson guide and bring Arctic issues and Climate Change into your classroom. The five Arctic lessons and ten Climate Change lessons are adaptable for your grade level, class size, and schedule. Lesson plans range from middle school to late high school. The activities can fit into one period or many periods over the course of the term.
Water Cycle introduces the three stages of the water cycle: precipitation, condensation, and evaporation using art and drama.
Coral Bleaching provides students with an overview of climate change’s impact on coral reefs. In response to the environmental problems that students learn, they will create advocacy letters addressed to local government officials or newspapers.
Global Water Supply outlines the relationship between humans and freshwater. Students will learn that freshwater is a finite resource that they should conserve.
Deforestation provides students with knowledge on global deforestation. Student also analyze environmental campaigns. Using what they learn about deforestation and campaigning, students create an environmental advocacy campaign and present to their classmates.
Soil Degradation exposes students to the basics of soil degradation and its impact on the global food supply. Students will experiment with different types of soil to discover the importance of organic matter, fertilizer, and soil degradation.
Recycling exposes students to the alarming amount of garbage produced in their communities. Using surveys, students will collect data from their classmates and analyze their findings. Finally, students will strategize effective ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle in order to bring down their consumption.
The Carbon Cycle is an overview of the biological processes and human activity in the carbon cycle. In this lesson, students will research components of the carbon cycle and how they work together.
Greenhouse Gas provides students with an understanding of natural and enhanced greenhouse gas. In this lesson, students will learn the human and natural impacts on greenhouse gas emissions and the rise in earth’s temperature.
Extreme Weather describes the differences between normal weather and extreme weather, its impact on humans, and the links to climate change.
Air Pollution shows students the impact of human activity on air quality. Students will participate in a mock conference to understand how stakeholders work together to create environmental rules.