Teach Green: Lesson Plans on Recycling
Students of today are growing up in a society that is fraught with environmental problems such as climate change, organic farming, and recycling, to mention a few. These problems are all around us. Teaching children how to help clean up the planet and live responsibly is not just an opportunity; it is a necessity. Although some environmental issues come with a degree of politics, and therefore the extra need for sensitivity in the classroom, teaching children how to help clean up the planet and live responsibly is a necessity. Educators can find lesson plans and other materials for teaching ecology on the websites of a variety of nonprofit and government organisations. These websites are aimed to make teaching ecology as simple as putting their plastic milk jugs in the recycle bin.
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Not just cardboard and cans, but also food and computers are considered recyclable things, and one of the goals of this project is to teach children how their individual actions have an effect on the environment. Students perform a performance called “The Garbage Diet” in which they act out a story on ways to reduce the amount of waste that they make. The play is called “The Garbage Diet.” A great number of the lessons and activities investigate the various ways in which children may make their own schools more environmentally friendly and less wasteful.
The online Teaching Center of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides numerous internal links related to the agency’s own efforts, such as education about Superfund sites and cleanup efforts, information on forestry, the well-known reduce-reuse-recycle mantra, and instructions on how to run a science fair. Other topics covered include education about Superfund sites and information on how to conduct a science fair. The external links contain information on the importance of clean air, composting in schools, and environmental education programmes that span the entire school year. There is also a component on the website that is devoted to ideas for community service projects. On this page, students are taught how to look for possibilities in their local communities.