This resource accompanies the book, The Greenhouse Effect by David Reiter. You can purchase this as a hardcopy or an eBook. The eBook is great to put on tablets or the IWB.
Where to purchase: All good bookstores or you will find a link in the resource.
This resource provides a step-by-step lesson plan, worksheets/scaffolds and posters. Please use your professional judgement to adjust any part of the lesson to suit the children in your classroom. It links to the Australian Curriculum - Health and Physical Education for Years 3 and 4: Personal, Social and Community Health (ACPPS040).
The main purpose of this lesson is to teach students that they do have the power to change things for the better through their ideas and actions. In the book, animals take a leading role in finding solutions. Students will identify with the animals in the sense that kids may well feel powerless to change things controlled by adults – just as individual adults may feel in the face of a political or business power.
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Please note the curriculum links were correct at the time of writing – these are subject to change. Please check your curriculum.