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Authors

CLEAN, PBS

Grades

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Civics, English Language Arts

Resource Type

  • Lesson Plans

Regional Focus

Global

Your Place in Focus | Adaptation

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Synopsis
  • In this activity-based lesson plan, students develop a land acknowledgment honoring Indigenous people, explore changes in their local environments, and create their own personal narrative climate stories.
  • Students also have the option of creating a digital story that communicates their newly acquired knowledge, along with their personal opinions based on the information provided.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • Several links provide additional support and information for teachers.
  • The lesson plan is comprehensive with learning objectives, time allotment, preparation materials, detailed procedures, discussion questions, and a culminating activity.
  • Nationwide and state standards are included.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The lesson plan and activities can be shared to a Google Classroom or printed.
  • Teachers should begin with viewing the four adaptation videos which coincide with the lesson plan.

Differentiation

  • Social Studies classes can use the lessons, activities, and extension videos in a unit about cultures of the world.
  • Language Arts teachers will be able to have their students conduct research about Indigenous people of the local communities, as well as worldwide, and create explanatory essays based on the information.
  • The lesson plan can be the basis of a cross-curricular unit on civic action and/or how climate change affects local communities.
  • There is an extension activity of an engineering design process for Science classes.
Scientist Notes

This resource is from the CLEAN collection. “The CLEAN collection is hand-picked and rigorously reviewed for scientific accuracy and classroom effectiveness.”

Standards

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 5-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
      • HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
  • English Language Arts
    • Writing (K-12)
      • W.AW.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
      • W.IW.5.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
      • W.NW.5.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
      • W.IW.6.2 Write informative/explanatory texts (including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes) to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
      • W.NW.6.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
      • W.IW.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts (including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes) to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
      • W.NW.7.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
      • W.IW.8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts (including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes) to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
      • W.NW.8.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
      • W.IW.9–10.2 Write informative/explanatory texts (including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes) to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
      • W.NW.9-10.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
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