Teachers' Domain, Taking Action for a Clean Environment, published June 15, 2012, retrieved on ,
In this media-rich, self-paced lesson, students explore activism—taking action to bring about change—including some causes that activists espouse and the tactics that they use to end harmful practices or reshape policies. The lesson contains videos that feature some successful youth activists, and identifies some of the personal characteristics that many activists possess. The lesson concludes with a choice of a final assignment: students may either plan and execute an activist campaign, or interview or profile an activist in their own community.
This is a student-directed lesson. Students will complete the lesson online, then print a summary of their notes and interactive activity results. Students can use this printout for reference when completing the final writing assignment offline.
Download and print the Taking Action for a Clean Environment—Teacher's Guide (PDF) for essential background information and suggestions for ways to support the lesson.
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