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Grade K-3, 4-7, 8-9, 10-12
Subject Cross-Curricular
Resource type Lesson plan/Unit plan
Duration 2 weeks

About This Resource

Wildsight provides over 20 self-directed lesson plans and 7 teacher taught lessons on a wide range of environmental topics. The programs aim to equip students with the knowledge they need to make important decisions for our planet. Students will look critically at the impact, or ecological footprint, of their schools, homes and businesses. Students will investigate the true environmental cost of a products lifecycle, including: extraction of raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, and distribution. The phenomenon of climate change will be explored and students will gain an understanding of the concept of cumulative impacts: that the choices they make on a daily basis contribute to the global issue of climate change. Through research, field trips, videos and special presentations, students will start to understand how our planet is impacted by our lifestyles, and the changes we can make to lighten our footprint. Included are several links. Visit the site for all the lesson plans.
Wildsight - Beyond Recycling