The Environment – 14 Graphic Organizers. A great resource for any time of the year but particularly useful for Earth Day.
The fourteen organizers each have three components: a definition section, a topic section, and a Website Search activity.
The organizer topics are: Acid Rain, Biodegradable, Biodiversity, Conservation, Deforestation, Earth Day, Ecology, Endangered Species, Environment, Environmentalists, Global Warning, Greenhouse Effect, Recycling, and Renewable Resources.
The topic section on each organizer is provided for classroom discussion or research ideas - it is designed to be flexible for you the teacher. You may assign one topic to a student, to a group, or initiate a discussion that could lead to students researching the issue more broadly.
The website search activity includes using a reliable website (the URLs are provided, except in the case where the students use their own community websites) with questions or short-answer topics provided. There is an excellent variety of activities.
With 14 organizers you will have the flexibility to use all or some of them and assign them in your class as you wish. They can be used over the course of a semester/year or focused on for the week(s) before Earth Day. Some of the organizer topics may be easier for younger students - I believe there is enough differentiation for students from grades 7-10 (and even younger advanced students).
I have included answer keys for the definitions (examples only, they are not extensive) and the four Website Searches that have objective questions.
This product was listed under the title "Earth Day and the Environment" in March and April - otherwise nothing has been changed. I have several other Earth Day products in my store (including one for ESL students) and this item has been bundled with "A Brief History of Earth Day" at a discount and can be viewed here:
Earth Day Bundle of 2 Resources
A Brief History of Earth Day can be viewed here:
Earth Day Informational Texts and More
My resource for English Language Learners can be seen here:
Earth Day for English Language Learners
For students in middle school:
Earth Day Vocabulary Activities Grades 6-8
The Language of Earth Day Informational Text and Activities Grades 6-8