Earth Day

February 4, 2018
To The Teacher: At the beginning of 2018, much of the country experienced cold weather, with​ some areas experiencing record-breaking low temperatures. The frigid weather led some people to ask…
January 21, 2018
To the Teacher:   In December 2017, President Trump announced a decision to dramatically scale back two national land monuments in Utah. His action takes some two million acres out of Bears Ears and…
April 22, 2015
See our Earth Day lesson collection here!   
April 16, 2015
Ask students:  What is drought?  Elicit or explain that drought is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall. Explain that California is facing an historic drought. The drought is in its fourth…
April 10, 2015
Objectives: Introduce students to the impact of climate change and develop their understanding of climate justice. Gain understanding of resilience of the people who are most affected by climate…
April 4, 2015
  It's all in the numbers. President Obama made a key announcement about climate change on March 31, 2015:  He unveiled the U.S.'s targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions,…
April 21, 2014
To the Teacher On April 10, 2014, Desmond Tutu, the retired South African Anglican Archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and anti-apartheid activist, called for people to take action to stop climate…
April 10, 2013
Planning an Earth Day teach-in in your classroom? See our collection of Earth Day lessons, including: Climate Change: A Call to Action (high school) Scientists are getting more specific about the…
April 13, 2012
To the Teacher: Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, believes that environmental awareness and action are the next frontier in the field of social and emotional learning. Goleman calls…
July 23, 2011
A question for teachers: The two classroom lessons below draw from a 9-minute video clip available on the web. Is it easy or difficult for you to access the web in your classroom? Do you find it…