This Earth Day, connect students to the latest stories from around world that highlight ways diverse communities are responding to their rapidly changing environments. If you are interested in connecting your class with a journalist who has covered environmental issues from around the world, email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a Skype session!
Students analyze the causes and impacts of air pollution, and then explore diverse ways that China is responding to the growing threat by investigating two articles from National Geographic magazine.
Through discussion, writing and close analysis of photography, students evaluate media coverage of two hurricanes in order and debate the role that journalists should play in responding to natural disasters.
Students explore how journalist Fred Pearce unfolds the story of an environmental activist in Honduras in order to develop their own analyses of an environmental issue that is being debated in their own communities.
Students work in groups to develop presentations that summarize and communicate how India’s leather industry and increasing electronic waste are contributing to pollution and major health concerns.
Students analyze and summarize four accounts of how climate change is affecting culture internationally in order to compare and contrast with how climate change is impacting their communities
Students analyze multiple articles and films to explore the interplay between China’s politics, environmentalism and Tibetan Buddhism.
Students discuss the role of archeology and explore how climate change is affecting the work of archeologists in the arctic. They also analyze the tone of the article and the impact of how journalist Eli Kintisch has structured the details of the article.
Students discuss how they use water, predict the impacts of a reduced groundwater supply, investigate articles and video reporting about the impacts of vanishing groundwater around the world, and ultimately use summary to create advocacy campaigns in support of groundwater regulations.
Students use digital resources from journalist-grantee Sharron Lovell to investigate the impacts of China’s Water Transfer Project on communities in northern and southern China. Students then practice cooperative learning and writing skills as they compare the impact of this project in China to how the discovery of lead in Flint’s water has impacted community members in Flint, Michigan.
Students evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using print and video to inform an audience in order to design a presentation that informs their community about ocean acidification.