Lessons

Lessons and other resources for learning to care about, understand and act for the environment

LESSON LIBRARY

  1. Environmental Principles
  2. Systems and Processes of Nature
  3. Systems and Processes of Society
  4. Environments and Resources
  5. Environmental Problems
  6. Investigating and Finding Solutions to Environmental Problems
  7. Acting on Environmental Problems

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Header Picture Captions: Left to Right: Friends of Rock Bridge Memorial S.P. Nature Detectives, Summer 2010; Academie Lafayette, Kansas City, Stream Class; Sustain Mizzou Green Team recycling at an MU home football game, Columbia. If you have pictures of your students learning aout or working in the environment (with permissions) send them to weaverjc@missouri.edu and we will post them.

Lessons about Environmental Principles

This page has resources that help teach about eight key ideas used as a basis for reasoning or a guide to action in recognizing, understanding and addression environmental problems and their related issues. The ideas are:

  1. human Dependence upon nature and its resources
  2. Limits to earths resources
  3. Systems as a way to understand human and nature relationships
  4. how all resources are essentially a Commons
  5. effective solutions require Collaboration
  6. Sustainability of resources into the future
  7. Justice and Equity in the cost and benefits of resource use
  8. Unintended Consequences of technology, even if intended for good

Age/Grade Levels

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Lessons - stand alone activities with specific learning objectives

I've Got Issues. UE (Collaboration) This lesson will introduce students to environmental issues. Students will recognize environmental opinions and perspective, which will help them define themselves and others as either preservationists or conservationists. Students also learn about the importance of teamwork in engineering. From TeachEngineering - http://www.teachengineering.org

Environmental Interactions UE (Dependence, Systems)In this activity, students create a "web" to identify and demonstrate the interactions among the living and non-living parts of an environment. This information allows students to better understand what an environment is and to also consider how engineers use teamwork to solve problems. From TeachEngineering - http://www.teachengineering.org

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Curriculum - multiple, connected and sequenced activities

 

 

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Books - and other readings

 

 

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Games - outdoor, on-line, board, etc.

 

 

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Videos - short, topical on-line videos

 

 

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Movies - feature length movies and documentaries

 

 

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Stewardship Activities

 

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Links to regional, state, national and international organizations

Agriculture and Environment Lesson Plans. HS and adult. This page provides links tolesson plans, classroom projects and teaching activities for: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Forestry, Animal Science, Environment, Food Science/Culinary Arts, Horticulture, Floriculture, and Landscaping. Vocational Information Center, www.khake.com

 

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