ENVIRONMENT A Montana first-grader has made a video about how climate change is affecting his family and community. (Nat Geo News) Listen to other “Young Voices for the Planet” with our video series about young people making a difference in the battle against climate change. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What is climate change? … Continue reading What Does a 6-Year-Old Think of Climate Change?
Ignite learning as each new school week begins by using our multimedia and maps. Use our weekly ideas to wake up your students’ curiosity and spark new energy into learning about their world! A new year is here—how are you and your students celebrating the end of winter break and the beginning of January? Why not try a different and exciting activity that reminds them … Continue reading Weekly Warm-up: Have a Blast in 2015 with These Rocket Activities!
This week is Climate Week in New York City. Many world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, are gathering at the United Nations for a summit about global warming and other issues related to climate change. Perhaps you’re already planning to include lessons about climate change in your teaching this week as a current event connection. If not, we have some ideas to help. How can … Continue reading Media Monday: What Can Students Do About Climate Change?
I came across this video last week. It’s a bird’s-eye view of a mother duck crossing a busy highway with her baby ducklings. It’s also a stunning reminder that we live among wildlife (no matter how small) and that our way of life impacts how animals survive. Like the ducks in the video, other animals have to cross highways and roads to get to their habitats or their … Continue reading Media Monday: What do Ducklings Have in Common with Big Cats?