Monica Lilley

Teaching Materials Designer, K-5 Science Teacher

Monica teaches science at the elementary school level in Australia. 

Lesson Plans

Exemplar Lesson
Grades 3-4
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Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy (Art for the Earth #1)

In this lesson, students discuss and evaluate artwork by Jill Pelto, investigate renewable and nonrenewable energy, and demonstrate their learning through writing or drawing.

Topics: Climate Change, Persuasive Writing, Social Awareness, Visual Art Analysis
Subjects: Art, Earth and Space Sciences, English Language Arts, Science, Social-Emotional Learning
Topics: Climate Change, Persuasive Writing, Social Awareness, Visual Art Analysis
Types: Artwork, Digital Text, Lesson Plan
Art for the Earth Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades 3-4
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Deforestation and Habitat Destruction (Art for the Earth #2)

In this lesson, students learn about deforestation, analyze paintings featuring deforestation themes, and then have the choice to learn about Wangari Maathai or design a climate action plan related to deforestation.

Topics: Climate Change, Social Awareness, Visual Art Analysis
Subjects: Art, Earth and Space Sciences, Science, Social-Emotional Learning
Topics: Climate Change, Social Awareness, Visual Art Analysis
Types: Artwork, Lesson Plan, Video
Art for the Earth Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades 3-4
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Plastic World (Art for the Earth #3)

In this lesson, students view images of plastic pollution around the world, watch a video on plastic pollution, and analyze artwork about plastic pollution.

Topics: Climate Change, Visual Art Analysis
Subjects: Art, Earth and Space Sciences, Science
Topics: Climate Change, Visual Art Analysis
Types: Lesson Plan, Video
Art for the Earth Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades 3-4
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What Can YOUth Do? (Art for the Earth #4)

In this lesson, students learn about youth activists around the world, choose an environmental campaign, and collect data to support their campaign.

Topics: Citizenship, Climate Change, Self Awareness
Subjects: Civics, Earth and Space Sciences, Science, Social Studies, Social-Emotional Learning
Topics: Citizenship, Climate Change, Self Awareness
Types: Activity - Classroom, Digital Text, Lesson Plan, Video, Worksheet
Art for the Earth Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades 3-4
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Data Review and Action Plan (Art for the Earth #5)

In this lesson, students analyze data, create line graphs, conduct research, and plan their data art project.

Topics: Climate Change, Graphing, Visual Art Analysis
Subjects: Art, Earth and Space Sciences, Math, Science
Topics: Climate Change, Graphing, Visual Art Analysis
Types: Lesson Plan
Art for the Earth Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades 3-4
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Create and Evaluate (Art for the Earth #6)

In this lesson, students learn watercolour techniques, identify their target audience and create a rubric, and complete their artwork.

Topics: Climate Change, Painting, Self Awareness
Subjects: Art, Earth and Space Sciences, Science, Social-Emotional Learning
Topics: Climate Change, Painting, Self Awareness
Types: Lesson Plan
Art for the Earth Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades K-2
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What Do We Feel? (Emotive Art #1)

This lesson engages students with identifying their own emotions through responding to artworks with body language, facial expressions, and their own artwork.

Topics: Social Awareness, Visual Art Analysis
Subjects: Art, Social-Emotional Learning
Topics: Social Awareness, Visual Art Analysis
Types: Lesson Plan
Emotive Art Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades K-2
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What Do Colors Show? (Emotive Art #2)

This lesson guides students to explore color in art and the connection of color to emotions.

Topics: Painting, Social Awareness
Subjects: Art, Social-Emotional Learning
Topics: Painting, Social Awareness
Types: Lesson Plan
Emotive Art Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades K-2
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Caring for Our Oceans (Emotive Art #3)

This lesson engages students with an environmental issue and allows them to use their artistic skills to create an artwork about caring for the oceans.

Topics: Painting, Social Awareness
Subjects: Art, Social-Emotional Learning
Topics: Painting, Social Awareness
Types: Lesson Plan
Emotive Art Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades 3-4
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What Can Animation Teach Us About Climate Change? (Animate for the Animals #1)

This lesson engages students with various animations about climate change topics.

Topic: Visual Art Analysis
Subject: Art
Topic: Visual Art Analysis
Types: Article, Lesson Plan, Video
Animate for the Animals Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades 3-4
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The New Jersey Bird Crisis (Animate for the Animals #2)

This lesson introduces students to stop motion animation and educates students on concerns about bird populations in New Jersey.

Topics: Ecosystems, Visual Art Analysis
Subjects: Art, Biology, Science
Topics: Ecosystems, Visual Art Analysis
Types: Activity - Classroom, Article, Interactive Media, Lesson Plan, Video
Animate for the Animals Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades 3-4
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Climate Animations and Stop Motion Techniques (Animate for the Animals #3)

In this lesson, students watch videos and learn about photography to implement photography techniques in their stop motion projects.

Topic: Photography
Subject: Art
Topic: Photography
Types: Lesson Plan
Animate for the Animals Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades 3-4
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Project Guide (Animate for the Animals #4)

This lesson will guide students through the process of creating and reviewing their stop motion animation video.

Topic: Stop Motion Animation
Subject: Art
Topic: Stop Motion Animation
Types: Activity - Classroom, Lesson Plan, Video, Worksheet
Animate for the Animals Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades 6-8
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How Can Education Be a Solution to Climate Change?

This lesson explores education as a climate change solution and guides students to create their own education project as a means of informing and inspiring positive change.

Topics: Citizenship, Gender Justice, Media Literacy
Subjects: Civics, English Language Arts, Justice, Social Studies
Topics: Citizenship, Gender Justice, Media Literacy
Types: Lesson Plan
Exemplar Lesson
Grades K-2
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What Do We Feel? (Emotive Art #1)

This lesson engages students with identifying their own emotions through responding to artworks with body language, facial expressions, and their own artwork.

Topics: Self Awareness, Visual Art Analysis
Subjects: Art, Social-Emotional Learning
Topics: Self Awareness, Visual Art Analysis
Types: Lesson Plan
Emotive Art Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades K-2
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What Do Colors Show? (Emotive Art #2)

This lesson guides students to explore color in art and the connection of color to emotions.

Topics: Self Awareness, Visual Art Analysis
Subjects: Art, Social-Emotional Learning
Topics: Self Awareness, Visual Art Analysis
Types: Lesson Plan
Emotive Art Unit
Exemplar Lesson
Grades K-2
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Caring for Our Oceans (Emotive Art #3)

This lesson engages students with an environmental issue and allows them to use their artistic skills to create an artwork about caring for the oceans.

Topics: Painting, Self Awareness
Subjects: Art, Social-Emotional Learning
Topics: Painting, Self Awareness
Types: Lesson Plan
Emotive Art Unit