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The purpose of this lesson is for students to appreciate Earth’s resources and celebrate Earth Day. Students will learn about different ways to recycle, create art from recycled items, and practice using their classroom recycling bin.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn about conservation, specifically tree conservation, and practice ways they can participate in conservation efforts. Through a read aloud, students will learn how to protect and appreciate the trees in our natural world. They will make seed paper by recycling old newspaper, create art from recycled items, and prepare a recipe using recycled edible plant parts. This lesson supports the DCPS ELA Kindergarten Unit Conservation.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to practice partitioning and creating equal parts through real-world applications in the kitchen and garden. In the garden, students will prepare raised beds for planting by dividing them into equal parts. In the kitchen, they will work on creating equal parts from fruits and vegetables of different sizes for sharing. They will explore the terms fair and equal and consider if equal is always fair.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand activism by studying food justice advocates and designing their own food justice campaign. This lesson supports the DCPS 2nd Grade ELA Unit Activism.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the impact of local recycling laws and waste reduction practices at their homes and schools. Students will study the recycling requirements in Washington, DC and create ways to communicate that information to their school community. They will also learn how to make seed paper, one conservation tool. This lesson supports the DCPS 3rd Grade ELA Unit People, Laws and Democracy and the Social Studies Unit People, Politics and Power: DC Government.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the importance of water protection and water conservation. Students will design and build their own water filtration system and study water usage in their garden. They will also engage in a shared reading of the book Why Water’s Worth It by Lori Harrison and write water themed poetry. This lesson supports the DCPS 5th grade Science Unit Human Impact on the Earth’s Systems.
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