Earth Day Lesson Plans for High School Students
Students play a game that simulates a cap and trade system, and analyze its successes and weaknesses...
Secretaries, housewives, waitresses, women from central Florida in vocational schools to learn war work, April 1942
Students examine current and historic U.S. gender roles through two short mental exercises and research.
Students test different pH solutions on radish seeds to determine the optimal level for germination
Acting as residents of five major world regions, students compare various statistics that affect people’s health and...
Coastal view of the Pacific Ocean
A visual demonstration models the limited ocean area where most ocean life is found, followed by a...
Student create a report card for the Earth, by gauging the health of the planet
Using the A Quick Trip to 7.6 Billion poster, students complete a “report card” to determine whether...
The Kennecott Copper Mine in Utah, one of the sources of raw materials described in the reading.
What is an ecological footprint and what are the impacts of using so much stuff? How do...
US Capitol building
Students research an energy-related topic in the United States or Canada and consider possible alternatives, weighing costs...
Kirtland's Warbler, one of the possible endangered species for students to examine.
Students determine a list of criteria to use when deciding the fate of endangered species, then conduct...

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