Just a Dream to Save Our Planet is a collection of activities to explore environmental issues based on the classic book by Chris Van Allsburg. Just a Dream was written by Chris Van Allsburg back in 1990, but its message of the importance of taking care of our Earth still holds true today. In this story, Walter is careless with his trash and scoffs at planting trees to help the environment. Then he has a dream that takes him to the future where he discovers an Earth that's uninhabitable due to air and water pollution. When he wakes up from his dream, he realizes the importance of taking care of the Earth. You can use all of the activities in the packet or just a few of them depending on your available time and the level of your students. Many of the activities work well in cooperative learning groups.
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Earth Day, environmental studies, Just a Dream, Chris Van Allsburg, Laura Candler