ECO Heroes

Lesson Overview

Who inspires you to be a hero for our planet? Throughout history, people of all backgrounds and cultures have proven through their actions that we truly can make a difference for the environment and be ECO Heroes. And, a healthier environment goes hand and hand with a healthier and more just society!

In this lesson, students will learn about a handful of amazing players, ECO Heroes, in a variety of environmental and social justice movements, then research and create a presentation about someone who inspires them.

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  • ECO Heroes Presentation
  • ECO Heroes Worksheet
  • Pencil
  • Computer and internet access

  • Additional books
  • Documentaries
  • Journal articles
  • Digital sharing platform such as Google Classroom, SeeSaw, etc.

  • NGSS K-ESS3-3 Earth and Human Activity
    Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
  • 5-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity
    Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
  • Social Science Analysis 5.26
    Gather, assess, and use information from multiple primary and secondary sources (such as print, electronic, interviews, speeches, images) to examine an event, issue, or problem through inquiry and research.
  • Historical Thinking 5.24
    Explain why individuals and groups, including ethnic and religious groups, and traditionally marginalized groups during the same historical period differed in their perspectives of events.
  • Geography 5.11
    Describe how physical, human and political features influence events, movements, and adaptation to the environment.
  • Geography HS.50
    Determine the influence of long-term climate change and variability on human migration, settlement patterns, resource use, and land uses at localto-global scales.

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