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Author

ClimateScience

Grades

3rd, 4th, 5th

Subject

English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Lesson Plans, 45 minutes
  • Worksheets
  • Activity - Classroom

Regional Focus

Global

Format

PDF

Design Your Future

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Synopsis
  • This class activity will help students imagine a hopeful future for themselves and our world. 
  • The teacher's guide provides samples of themes that will guide the writing, which focus on climate change and environmental issues. 

Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This lesson helps students process emotions about climate change and remain hopeful about the future.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The teacher will need to make printed copies of the activity sheet for the students.

Differentiation

  • The completed student handouts could be displayed around the classroom or throughout the school.
  • This activity could be used at the end of a climate change unit to help students reflect on their thoughts and feelings in an optimistic way.
  • Other lessons that help students process feelings about climate change include Solve Climate Change While Acting and "Kids Can Change the World".
Scientist Notes
This is a quick activity aimed at helping students remain hopeful in the face of climate change. It is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Writing (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.4 With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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