Lesson Packet

Grades K-2, 3-5

Nuestro Mundo, Nuestro Futuro (Our World Our Future) – Elementary

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SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Agriculture, Exponential Growth, Fertility/Mortality, Land Use, World Population Trends/History, Water Pollution

Resource Overview

This is a Spanish/English lesson packet for K – 5th grade teachers. It is designed to cover themes of sustainability and global citizenship through hands-on, memorable classroom activities. The interdisciplinary nature of these topics makes the lessons appropriate for use in any of the core subject areas (science, social studies, math, and language arts).

The six lessons are divided among two units that when completed together, will give students a thorough understanding of how population growth and individual actions impact both people’s lives and the natural world. Each unit or individual lesson plan can also be used separately to complement classroom instruction throughout the school year.

Don’t teach elementary grades? Check out our Spanish/English resource packet for secondary teachers.


Features of This Resource

  • Lesson plans are provided in both Spanish and English to provide teachers and students with maximum flexibility based on students’ proficiency in either or both languages
  • Packet includes six lesson plans (Population CircleLife and DeathEarth: Apple of Our EyeTimber!Who Polluted the River?More or Less)
  • Student reading and glossary are included to support reading comprehension

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