Environmental Project Based Learning Units
These project based learning units are standards aligned, and include many take-and-teach activities for both virtual and on-site learning. Grade band level units (K-2, 3-5, and 6-12) are embedded.
Environmental WebQuests (Grades 3-12)
WebQuests are self-directed learning tools that support students in constructing their own meaning while exploring at their own pace and discovering what is most interesting to them.
Environmental Case Studies (Grades 3-12)
A case study is a research method involving an up-close, in-depth, and detailed examination of a particular situation, place, or moment in time.
Field Research Activities (Grades K-12)
Field Research Activities provide students with hands-on activities to investigate a specific environmental topic in a local context (home, school, or community).
Environmental Justice Resources (Teachers and Grades 6-12)
Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people (regardless of race, ethnicity, income, or age) in the process of improving and maintaining a clean and healthful environment. Environmental justice starts with improving the lives of those who have traditionally lived, worked, and played closest to the sources of pollution, and/or those who are on the frontlines of impacts of climate change.
The resources below are designed for all teachers to use for background knowledge, and for 6-12th grade teachers to customize, adapt, and use directly with students to explore environmental justice.
Climate Change Curriculum Resources
After learning about all of the intense impacts of the climate crisis, students need to know there is hope. Start with climate change content and activities and then shift to hope through innovation in designing climate change solutions.