Warm-up

Koko the gorilla urges mankind to stop killing Earth | Daily Mail Online

Koko the gorilla urges mankind to stop killing Earth | Daily Mail Online (1:14)http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1240795/Koko-gorilla-urges-mankind-stop-killing-Earth.htmlKoko the gorilla urges mankind to stop killing Earth Koko the gorilla has used sign language to deliver a 60-second message telling humans to stop killing the earth

Save the Ocean "Schoolhouse Rock! Earth" - YouTube

Save the Ocean “Schoolhouse Rock! Earth” – YouTube  (3:00) https://youtu.be/GWLlunokwCsFrom “Schoolhouse Rock! Earth” Funny song with a message

MAN - YouTube

MAN – YouTube (3:36) https://youtu.be/WfGMYdalClUWatch this animated video and discuss the effects that man has had on the environment. Can also be used as a writing prompt. See below

 

Songs

The 3 R's - YouTube

The 3 R’s – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/dKdZYYmTT9AA song about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. You will hear it twice; the second time with lyrics, so don’t stop after the first (yr 5-6)

kids for saving earth promise song - YouTube

kids for saving earth promise song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/UbnRANz4nT0A song with script on screen (yr 5-6)                                               

GOING GREEN! (Earth Day song for kids about the 3 R's- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! - YouTube

GOING GREEN! (Earth Day song for kids about the 3 R’s- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/8DJ45Yc3urg An Earth Day song about how to take care of the Earth! In this song, children will sing about the 3 R’s- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, with script on screen (yr 5-7)

The World Is Just Awesome | BOOM DE YADA | Discovery Channels's - YouTube

The World Is Just Awesome | BOOM DE YADA | Discovery Channels’s – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/pDp_h2XR-BoThe World Is Just Awesome! A Boom De Yada song to listen and make your own (yr 7)

There's no way these guys gave their permission to be in this video. But I don't think they mind.

There’s no way these guys gave their permission to be in this video. But I don’t think they mind. (3:48)http://www.upworthy.com/theres-no-way-these-guys-gave-their-permission-to-be-in-this-video-but-i-dont-think-they-mind?c=ufb1Things that matter. Pass ’em on. A song with script available below (yr 7)

Earth Day (Friday Parody) - YouTube

Earth Day (Friday Parody) – YouTube (1:31)https://youtu.be/RdBHc4CeXGIA promotional clip of our short film screening at the Millennium Library on April 21st.
A rap-type song showing how to behave for one day per year (yr 7)

 

Vocabulary

Plants - British English Vocabulary - LanguageGuide.org

Plants – British English Vocabulary – LanguageGuide.orghttp://www.languageguide.org/english-uk/vocabulary/plants/PlantsSpeaking Challenge Listening Challenge Interactive (yr 5-7)

Environmental-issues-speaking-activity

Environmental-issues-speaking-activityhttp://www.eslflow.com/Environmental-issues-speaking-activity.html       The exercise below is for introducing and exploring language for environmental issues in the classroom. (yr 5-7)

Learn Environment vocabulary: Learn English vocabulary connected with the environment - YouTube

Learn Environment vocabulary: Learn English vocabulary connected with the environment – YouTube (3:16) https://youtu.be/PbBR1sNc6C4Learn Environment vocabulary: Learn English vocabulary connected with the environment If you are an intermediate student of English, this video is ideal for (yr 6-7)

Forces of Nature Vocabulary Quiz

Forces of Nature Vocabulary Quizhttp://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/science/force/quiz/
Match the words with their definitions (yr 6-7)                          

Elements-of-the-contemporary-environment-vocabulary

Elements-of-the-contemporary-environment-vocabularyhttp://www.eslflow.com/Elements-of-the-contemporary-environment-vocabulary.html       The exercise below is for introducing and exploring academic vocabulary for environmental issues in the classroom.  (yr 6-7)

Environmental Vocabulary for English Learners

Environmental Vocabulary for English Learnershttp://esl.about.com/library/vocabulary/blwordgroups_environment.htmVocabulary used to discuss environmental issues for English learners with sentences to provide context for a wide range of issues. (yr 7)

 

Lesson Plans

Planet Earth | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Planet Earth | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/planet-earthPlanet Earth  a video about a visit to a Planet Earth Museum with text and activities available (yr 5-6)
Climate Change – BrainPOPhttps://www.brainpop.com/science/ourfragileenvironment/globalwarming/If you have a BrainPOP teacher account, log in. Learn about Global Warming with BrainPOP (yr 5-6)

Worksheets

Worksheetshttp://www.brysoneducation.org/teachers/support_materials/worksheets.aspWorksheets Downloadable pdf-files. (Key Stage 1 = yr 5-6, Key 2 Stage = yr 7)

Food Waste - Breaking News English Lesson - ESL

Food Waste – Breaking News English Lesson – ESLhttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1409/140926-food-waste-2.htmlEnglish News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson – Reading / Listening text in several levels with various activities (0 = yr 6, 1 = yr 7)

Smog Sunrise - Breaking News English Lesson - ESL

Smog Sunrise – Breaking News English Lesson – ESLhttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1401/140121-sunrise.htmlEnglish News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson Reading / Listening text in several levels with various activities (0 = yr 6, 1 = yr 7)

Reading

Short Answers to Hard Questions NY Times’ straight talk about Climate Change (yr 7)

Green Tips | TIME For Kids

Green Tips | TIME For Kidshttp://www.timeforkids.com/news/green-tips/109611. Change a light Replace a regular bulb with a more energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulb.
Read and learn 10 tips to save energy (yr 7)   

8 Brilliant Ways Sweden Recycles Its Garbage | TakePart

8 Brilliant Ways Sweden Recycles Its Garbage | TakeParthttp://www.takepart.com/photos/sweden-recycling?cmpid=tp-ptnr-upworthyOnly 1 percent of the Scandinavian country’s trash ends up in landfills.
Reading passages in a photo gallery (images yr 5-7, skip the text)

 

Listening

Saving the Earth - Recycling

Saving the Earth – Recyclinghttp://www.esl-lab.com/enviro1/enviro1.htmName the three most important environmental issues today and propose solutions for each, including recycling. Listen to the interview and answer the questions. (yr 5-6)
Saving the Earthhttp://www.esl-lab.com/enviro1/enscr1.htmListen to the conversation by pressing the Play Audio button and read along with the conversation. Listening task, no activities (yr 5-6)

Intermediate Listening | Global Change | esl-lounge Student

Intermediate Listening | Global Change | esl-lounge Studenthttp://www.esl-lounge.com/student/listening/3L13-global-change.phpGlobal Change Listening comprehension activity. Open the mp3-file in a new window or copy the questions  (yr 7)

 

Viewing

8 Everyday Things you can do to Help Protect the Environment - YouTube

8 Everyday Things you can do to Help Protect the Environment – YouTube  (2:03) https://youtu.be/1CX8LjP_d_0A short video I put together for school about simple things you can do every day to help our planet  Clear speech  (yr 5-6)

Change The World In 5 Minutes - Everyday at School - YouTube

Change The World In 5 Minutes – Every day at School – YouTube (4:32)https://youtu.be/oROsbaxWH0MCan a bunch of school kids really change the world in five minutes a day? Middle School students show what they do every day for 5 min to change the world. (yr 5-7)

Save Our World - YouTube

Save Our World – YouTube  (3:00) https://youtu.be/bn8R_XqjjI0Short animated film aimed to educate the younger generation about the importance of doing the small things in order to look after our planet.  (yr 5-7)

Jim Carrey - Environmental Guy - YouTube

Jim Carrey – Environmental Guy – YouTube  (3:56) https://youtu.be/P8tfuBIutLIFrom the TV show In Living Color. A parody with Jim Carrie (yr 6-7)

 

Reading Rainbow: How Trash Is Recycled with LeVar Burton - YouTube

Reading Rainbow: How Trash Is Recycled with LeVar Burton – YouTube (6:24)https://youtu.be/w1l8HXa3HLk5 billion tons of garbage are created by humans every year. That’s why it’s important to reduce, reuse and recycle – it’s a process we are all responsible for (yr 6-7)

 

The Lorax (original) - YouTube (25 min)

The Lorax (original) – YouTube (25 min)https://youtu.be/8V06ZOQuo0kDr Seuss’ Original Lorax animated TV special from 1972. Follows the actual story line of the book.

 

Speaking

7 things humans can do to save the planet, as told by delightful claymation animals.

7 things humans can do to save the planet, as told by delightful claymation animals.http://www.upworthy.com/7-things-humans-can-do-to-save-the-planet-as-told-by-delightful-claymation-animals?c=ufb1We can all make a difference. Discuss, which of these issues are problems in your society and how you could make a change (yr 5-7)

10 Strange Ways To Save The Environment - YouTube

10 Strange Ways To Save The Environment – YouTube (2:38)https://youtu.be/RgVPDyFpxnc10 Strange Ways to Save The Environment With the rainforests disappearing and global warming melting the ice caps, people will try anything to save our Earth… (yr 7)

 

Writing

MAN - YouTube

MAN – YouTube (3:36) https://youtu.be/WfGMYdalClUAnimation created in Flash and After Effects looking at man’s relationship with the natural world. Watch this animated video and write about the effects that man has had on the environment (yr 5-7)

 

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