K-12 Lesson Plans


Introducing Kids to the Idea of Environmental Racism
Grade: K-5
Topics: Environmental Justice
Standards: Language Arts, Health
Comments: adaptable for pre K-K, 1-2, 3-5; 3 parts

Food and You
Grades: K-5
Topics: Sustainability, Math
Comments: adaptable to K-2, 3-5

Food Justice
Grade: 3
Topics: Inequality, Food Justice
Standards: MMSD, NCSS
Comments: 5 lessons

Environmental Justice Unit
Grades: 3-4
Topics: Environmental Justice, Pollution
Standards: MMSD, NCSS
Comments: 5 lessons

After the Garbage Can: Where does our trash go?
Grades: 3-5
Topics: Waste, Sustainability
Standards: not listed

Before They Were Pests
Grades: 3-5
Topics: Ecology
Standards: National (Science)

Back to the Farm
Grades: 3-6
Topics: Farming, Family History
Standards: not listed
Comments: must be a member of the website; 10-day free trial

The Trash We Pass
Grades: 4-7
Topics: Sustainability, Waste
Standards:
Comments:


Environmental Justice
Grades: 6-8
Topics: Sustainability, Civil Rights
Standards: National, North Carolina (Social Studies & Language Arts)
Comments: Analyzing and comparing Martin Luther King, Jr. and Al Gore.

Environmental Injustice: Go on the WebQuest
Grades: 6-8
Topics: Environmental Justice, Industrial Pollution
Standards: Michigan (Language Arts, Technology)

Environmental Justice Heroes & Sheroes
Grades: 6-12
Topics: Environmental Justice, History
Standards: California (Investigation & Experimentation)

Editorial Cartoons: Poverty/Environmental Justice
Grades: 6-12
Topics: Environmental Justice, Pollution, Poverty
Standards: not listed

Paying with their health
Grades: 6-12
Topics: Farmworkers
Standards: not listed
Comments: must be a member of the website; 10 day free trial

A breath of poor air
Grades: 7-12
Topics: Indoor air pollution
Standards: National (Science & Health)
Comments: worksheet, classroom service

Chemicals, the Environment, and You: Explorations in Science and Human Health
Grades: 7-8
Topics: Science (Toxicology), cross-curricular
Standards: National (Science)
Comments: 6 lessons, 8-11 days

Introducing students to environmental justice: A North Carolina case study
Grades: 8-12
Topics: Environmental Justice, Waste
Standards: North Carolina (Science & Social Studies)
Comments: Warren County, NC

Action for Environmental Justice
Grades: 9-12
Topics: Environmental Justice, Activism
Standards: National (Civics)
Comments: role play, discussion, research

Buy, Use or Toss
Grades: 9-12
Topics:
Standards: National (Science, Social Studies)
Comments: 10 lessons (2 weeks)

Civil Wrongs
Grades: 9-12
Topics: Environmental Justice, Civil Rights
Standards: not listed
Comments: must be a member of the website; 10-day free trial

E-cycling for Environmental Justice
Grades: 9-12
Topics: Environmental Justice, Waste
Standards: National (Civics)
Comments: role play, discussion, draft legislation

Green Jobs & Environmental Justice
Grades: 9-12
Topics: Environmental Justice, Superfund, Green Jobs
Standards: National (Social Studies, Health)
Comments: discussion, role play

Hazardous Chemicals in Your Neighborhood
Grades: 9-12
Topics: Science
Comments: 2 class periods

Pyrethroid Panic?
Grades: 9-12
Topics: Pesticides, Health
Standards: National (Science)
Comments: link in lesson plan broken; please refer to Pyrethroids in the Home: Nondietary Pesticide Exposure in Children

United Farm Workers and Pesticides
Grade: 11
Standards: National Council for History in the Schools
Comments: Research project. Some handouts provided.

Whose Resource Is It?
Grades: 9-12
Topics: Environmental Justice, Industrial Pollution
Standards: Virginia (History, Geography, Government)
Comments: role play

Lesson Planet: Environmental Justice
Grades: all levels (K – higher ed)
Topics: Environmental Justice
Comments: must be a member of the website, 10-day free trial

Education for Liberation Network
Grades: K-12
Topics: Environmental Justice, Environment, Sustainability
Comments: many resources available, search based on topic

Teach IPM
Grades: K-12
Topics: Integrated Pest Management
Comments: multiple resources for teaching IPM

Integrated Pest Management for Iowa Schools
Grades: K-12
Topics: Integrated Pest Management
Comments: links to resources for all grade levels

Oregon State University Superfund K-12 Resources
Grades: K-12
Topics: Science (Environmental Health, Toxicology), Risk Assessment
Comments: links to resources for all grade levels

University of North Carolina Superfund K-12 Resources
Grades: K-12
Topics: Science
Comments: links to resources for all grade levels

EPA Superfund Classroom Activities
Grades: 2-12
Topics: Hazardous Waste
Comments: resources to help teachers and educate students about the Superfund Program. It includes several activities, environmental cleanup videos, and a participatory program in which classrooms collect weather data for EPA.

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