On March 25th begins Earth Hour. During this day, people around the world gather together to combat climate change and pollution. Your students can watch videos and learn about how people worldwide are trying to preserve the planet. This is a great time to start a project where students learn about protecting our planet. Below, are resources and ideas for helping your students learn about protecting the planet, while enhancing their English skills and connecting with language learners worldwide. You can also use any of these ideas to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. For resources related to helping your language learners learn about the Earth, check out our webinar slides, Digital Earth Day Activities for Language Learners.
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- Planet Pals has coloring pages, interactive games, online puzzles, articles, journals, crafts, stories, virtual cards and more!
- Primary Games has several online games for students to learn about Earth Day.
- The BBC’s Barnaby Bear teaches kids how to recycle with this online game.
- Starfall has a listening activity and interactive games for very young learners.
Lesson Ideas and Activities
- The National Education Association has a K-5 Earth Day curriculum.
- The EPA has activities, lesson plans, community projects, videos, and more
- Find Google Earth Lesson Plans and Projects here.
- Readwritethink.org has Earth Day interactives for children.
- PBS Nature has videos for students with discussion questions and teaching tips.
- The Science Museum has an interactive mind map about climate change.
- The BBC introduces learners to Earth’s most pressing issues.
- The American Museum of Natural History’s Ecology Disrupted section has lesson plans and resources, including a database of teacher created case studies. Also, check out their Antartica curriculum resources.
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Picture from Pixabay, https://pixabay.com/en/earth-globe-hands-cooperation-1580260/