Yen-Yen Chiu

9-12 English, Math, and Music Teacher

I've been in public education since 2001, teaching multiple levels of English and math for middle school and high school in California and New Jersey. I've been credentialed in English, math, and introductory music. I have a doctorate in Educational Leadership. I love creating interdisciplinary curricula with student choice and assessments that can highlight different learning styles and knowledge applications.

Lesson Plans

SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 9-10
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Evaluating Personal Perspectives: Climate Change Effects

In this lesson, students explore three different personal perspectives on the effects of climate change, evaluate arguments and reasoning, and advocate for climate change through a personal call to action.

Topics: Discussion, Social Awareness
Subjects: English Language Arts, Social-Emotional Learning
Types: Lesson Plan, Video
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 9-10
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Find the Tone of the Zone

In this lesson, students learn the five climate zones in New Jersey and interpret facts into a poetic voice from the point of view of nature.

Topics: Climate Change, Poetry Writing
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, English Language Arts, Science
Types: Article, Digital Text, Lesson Plan, Project
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 9-10
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Climate Change Local Research

In this lesson, students explore four major categories of climate change, identify one to further research, and create a fact sheet.

Topics: Climate Change, Research
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, English Language Arts, Science
Types: Activity - Classroom, Data, Lesson Plan
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 9-10
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Gaming and Climate Change

In this lesson, students explore the role of video games in bringing awareness to climate change and explore the tensions and purposes of video games as they relate to climate change.

Topics: Climate Change, Design Thinking
Subjects: Computer Science & Design Thinking, Earth and Space Sciences, Science
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 9-10
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Desalination Exploration

In this lesson, students explore different methods of desalination.

Topics: Design Thinking, Oceanography
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Engineering, Science
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 9-10
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Precipitation Data: What Does It Show?

In this lesson, students use New Jersey precipitation data to create graphs and discuss climate change.

Topic: Graphing
Subject: Math
Types: Data, Lesson Plan, Scientific Papers or Reports
SubjectToClimate
Grades 9-10
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Gaming and Climate Change

In this lesson, students explore the role of video games in bringing awareness to climate change and explore the tensions and purposes of video games as they relate to climate change.

Topic: Climate Change
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science
Types: Article, Lesson Plan, Project
SubjectToClimate
Grades 9-10
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Desalination Exploration

In this lesson, students explore different methods of desalination.

Topics: Design Thinking, Oceanography
Subjects: Engineering, Science
Types: Lesson Plan, Project, Video
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 6-8
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Is Your City Getting Warmer?: Data Analysis in Google Sheets

This lesson gives students the opportunity to experience a simplified version of how mathematicians and scientists use data analysis and statistics to determine how much our planet is warming due to climate change.

Topics: Climate Change, Interpret Data
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Math, Science
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 6-8
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Rising Temperatures Over Time

In this lesson, students choose temperature data to graph in order to explore the relationship between maximum and minimum New Jersey temperatures over time.

Topics: Climate Change, Graphing
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Math, Science
Types: Activity - Classroom, Data, Lesson Plan, Video
SubjectToClimate
Grades 9-10
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Say What?: Effective Speech Writing

In this lesson, students discuss three effective strategies for talking about climate change, then write and present a speech using the three strategies.

Topic: Public Speaking
Subject: English Language Arts
Types: Lesson Plan, Video
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 6-8
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Redlining, Tree Equity, and Environmental Racism

In this lesson, students learn how redlining connects to tree equity and racial justice.

Topics: American History: 1865-Present, Government, Human Geography, Racial Justice
Subjects: Civics, Geography, History, Justice, Social Studies
SubjectToClimate
Grades 9-10
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Deforestation Odes and Elegies

In this lesson, students learn about deforestation and climate change and respond by writing an ode or an elegy.

Topic: Poetry Writing
Subject: English Language Arts
Types: Lesson Plan, Video
SubjectToClimate
Grades 9-10
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Artistic Slogans & Parallel Structure

In this lesson, students evaluate three slogans on climate awareness and advocacy and create their own artistic slogans with four specific types of parallel structure.

Topics: Drawing, Language
Subject: English Language Arts
Types: Lesson Plan, Project, Video