Looking for interesting resources on the environment for Earth Day or any day? Don't miss our Ready to Use Resource, and video suggestions, on a teenage, Native American eco-warrior. We've also selected some resources from around the web to help you.
Ever since the first Earth Day in 1970, one of the main purposes of the day is to raise awareness about environmental issues. So the Earth Day Network provides tools for teachers to use in class.
This video produced by school kids in Massachusetts has a simple message and it's great for working on hypotheses. Pupils may well suggest it's a video about bullying until they see the slogan "We wouldn't treat a friend like this, so why would we do it to our Earth?" (0:49) Suitable from A1+
This Public Service Announcement for Earth Day from Earth Day Canada is short and simple. You can download it for offline use. Suitable from A1+
This ecological footprint quiz from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is relatively simple and uses the same format for each question, so pupils can focus on the content rather than the form. It's nice and concrete, about things they can personally do, and offers the instant gratification of showing the quantity of carbon dioxide emissions saved. From A2.
The connected video is more difficult, however it is practically a vocabulary lesson on ecology, whether it is talking about the greenhouse effect, weather, natural disasters, clean energy or actions like recycling. It is also good for working on comparisons and comparatives. Usable from B1 in connection with a theme on ecology.
Articles for Class Use
There are articles about two other young environmental activists
in the Banque de ressources anglais cycle 4 appropriate for A1+, A2 and B1-level pupils. To see the resources, download them or use them online, register now or log in to the Banque de ressources anglais cycle 4 then go to:
Articles de presse > A1+, A2, B1 > Transition écologique et développement durable >
"A Young Canadian Environmental Activist"
"The Ocean Clean Up"
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