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Use Planet Forward for first-rate and up-to-date news and information about the environment. View the vast amount of resources on this site, including: "Climate," "Energy," "Food,"...more
Use Planet Forward for first-rate and up-to-date news and information about the environment. View the vast amount of resources on this site, including: "Climate," "Energy," "Food," "Justice," among others. Use the search box to find quizzes and video about specific environmental issues. Use the search box and type in "Classroom Resources" for great ideas, discussion starters, and guides.
In the ClassroomWhere do you start? There is so much information on this site that is continually updated and interesting! Create student groups in major environmental categories such as Sustainability, Energy, Transportation, and others to mine the site for information. Create blog posts about issues, and create students' own surveys to identify local misconceptions to compare to those discussed on the site. Encourage students to apply their findings and information locally by writing for a local or school newspaper or to be interviewed about student work. Students can create videos, wiki pages, or other multimedia products to produce content, dispel or challenge myths, and create understanding of issues. Conventional products such as display boards, posters, and other announcements can also be created. Have students create online posters using a tool such as Genially, reviewed here. Make every day Earth Day by tying class topics into ecology issues.
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