Whale breaching the ocean's surface

Whale’s Stomach

Students learn about the impact of our “throwaway society” by exploring all the different kinds of trash found in a whale’s stomach.

Recommended grades: 3-8
Time: 15-45 minutes

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Whale breaching the ocean's surface

El Estómago de La Ballena

Los estudiantes aprenden sobre el impacto de la economía lineal en las prácticas sociales de consumo y desecho mientras exploran los distintos tipos de basura que se encontraron en el estómago de una ballena. Grados: 3-8Duración: 30-45 minutos Recursos Recomendados de IHE: Emite tu Voto

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Resources: Whom do you Pet?

Whom Do You Pet & Whom Do You Eat?

What are our relationships with different kinds of animals, and why do those relationships exist? Lead students in an activity that explores why we treat different types of animals differently, and how we can learn to view them with different eyes.

Recommended grades: 5 and upTime: 60 minutes

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dinner party

How’d That Get on My Plate?

This activity encourages participants to explore how sample ingredients in our food might affect the environment, people, and animals, and what alternatives might exist that could do more good and less harm.

Recommended grades: 6 and up
Time: 45 minutes to several days

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Resources: Mouse vs. Zucchini

Mouse vs. Zucchini

This activity encourages students to discover and think about the perspectives of other people and of nonhuman animals using a brief video featuring a mouse and a zucchini on a kitchen counter.

Recommended grades: K-5
Time: 30 minutes

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Water Issues

Wildlife Issues

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on wildlife conservation, habitat, and protection issues to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. Curated by the Institute for Human Education.

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dead zones

Dead Zones

Find resources (articles, videos, lesson plans, etc.) related to dead zones and ocean pollution to help you teach and/or learn more about this topic.

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