Water Issues

Water Issues

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on water issues to help you learn and/or teach about this topic.

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Teach about Bees

Teaching and Learning About Bees

We rely on bees for most of our food, and bees are dying by the millions (if not billions). Use these reports, films, links and other resources to help you learn and teach more about issues related to the bee crisis.

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Palm Oil

Palm Oil

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on issues related to palm oil to help you learn and/or teach about this topic.

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Overfishing

Overfishing and Industrial Fishing

Find books, articles, videos, lesson plans and more about overfishing, industrial fishing, and related issues to help you teach and/or learn more about these global ethical issues.

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plastic trash washed up from the ocean

An Ocean of Plastic

Using the five gyres of plastic pollution as a springboard, this activity encourages participants to explore the issues surrounding trash in our oceans and to develop solutions. Recommended for grades 3-5 Time: 3 to 4 60-minute sessions  

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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 for grades 3-8. Time: 15-45 minutes   Common Core Standards for this activity (pdf): Download Common Core for grades 3-5. Download Common Core for grades 6-8.   Find out how some of…

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Rsources: Vanishing Rainforests

Vanishing Rainforests

Use this activity to help students practice their math skills while gaining a real sense of how much rainforest is being destroyed and brainstorming what they can do to avoid contributing to rainforest destruction. Recommended for grades 6 through 8. Time: 50-120 minutes   Common Core Standards for this activity (pdf): Download Common Core for…

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