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

 

Julia Roberts plays Mother Earth and Harrison Ford stars as the Ocean as Hollywood A-list ‘speaks out for nature’ | Environment | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/oct/06/julia-roberts-plays-mother-earth-and-harrison-ford-stars-as-the-ocean-as-hollywood-a-list-speaks-out-for-natureKevin Spacey, Edward Norton and Penélope Cruz star in films that warn people need nature, but nature doesn’t need people

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

What A Wonderful World With David Attenborough -- BBC One [FULL HD] - YouTube

What A Wonderful World With David Attenborough — BBC One – YouTube (2:00) https://youtu.be/auSo1MyWf8gDavid Attenborough speaks to the music and beautiful pictures

Songs

Michael Jackson - Earth Song (Official Video) - YouTube

Michael Jackson – Earth Song (Official Video) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/XAi3VTSdTxUMusic video by Michael Jackson performing Earth Song. © 1995 MJJ Productions Inc.

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 

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 

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 

Vocabulary

Forces of Nature Vocabulary Quiz

Forces of Nature Vocabulary Quizhttp://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/science/force/quiz/
Match the words with their definitions (year 8)                          

Elements-of-the-contemporary-environment-vocabulary

Elements-of-the-contemporary-environment-vocabularyhttp://www.eslflow.com/Elements-of-the-contemporary-environment-vocabulary.htmlThe exercise below is for introducing and exploring academic vocabulary for environmental issues in the classroom.  

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.
Earth Day vocabulary games, Earth Day vocabulary puzzles – www.myvocabulary.comhttp://www.myvocabulary.com/index.php?dir=def_match&file=attempt_def_match&theme_id=61Quite difficult environmental vocabulary to match with the definitions, from MyVocabulary.com (year 9)

Lesson Plans

Worksheets

Worksheetshttp://www.brysoneducation.org/teachers/support_materials/worksheets.aspWorksheets Downloadable pdf-files. (Key 2 Stage = yr 8, Key Stage 3 = yr 9)

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 (2 = yr 8, 3 = yr 8-9)

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 (2 = yr 8, 3 = yr 8-9)

 

BBC Learning English - Course: lower intermediate / Unit 24 Eco-tourism

BBC Learning English – Course: lower intermediate / Unit 24 Eco-tourismhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/lower-intermediate/unit-24/Do you like to travel to new places? Do you enjoy nature? Would you also like to help people? Then this unit is for you! Find out about ecotourism – travelling to beautiful natural places without damaging the environment.

Reading

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 

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

Listening

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  (year 8)

Viewing

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                            …

Dear Future Generations: Sorry - YouTube

Dear Future Generations: Sorry – YouTube (6:02) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRLJscAlk1M            An Apology Letter to Future Generations by Prince Ea                                         …       

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle [In That Order] - YouTube

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle [In That Order] – YouTube  (1:40) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWxjFLDoIDABrought to you by Happy Dancing Turtle A video explaining why we should do the three Rs in this order. Fast speech 

 

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 tonnes 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 fo…

What Europe would look like if all the Earth's ice melted - YouTube

What Europe would look like if all the Earth’s ice melted – YouTube  (1:34) https://youtu.be/FuNggCNVUf4If all the Earth’s land ice melted, sea levels would rise over 200 feet. So what would that mean for the Europe’s coastlines?

David Attenborough: The Truth About Climate Change (BBC - Part 1) - YouTube

David Attenborough: The Truth About Climate Change (BBC – Part 1) – YouTube (58:24)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JmrmwIyhAEA two part documentary presented by Sir David Attenborough – The Truth About Climate Change. (year 9) Part 2

You Can Live Without Producing Trash - YouTube

You Can Live Without Producing Trash – YouTube (4:37) https://youtu.be/nYDQcBQUDpwOne New York woman is making an effort to change the way we think about waste. Interview with Lauren Singer, who produces no trash (year 9)

Our Climate Our Future | Climate Change Education

Our Climate Our Future | Climate Change Educationhttps://ourclimateourfuture.org/Climate Change Education An award-winning multimedia experience that educates young people about the science of climate change (registering required) (year 9)

8 Great TED Talks to Teach Students about Climate Change ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great TED Talks to Teach Students about Climate Change ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learninghttp://www.educatorstechnology.com/2016/11/8-great-ted-talks-to-teach-students.htmlFree resource of educational web tools, 21st-century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education. 8 great ted talks to teach students (year 9)

 

Watch Before the Flood for Free, Everywhere - Before the Flood Video - National Geographic Channel

Watch Before the Flood for Free, Everywhere – Before the Flood Video – National Geographic Channel  (1:41:00) http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/before-the-flood/videos/watch-before-the-flood-for-free-everywhere/Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s three-year journey exploring the subject of climate change, Before the Flood, free on all platforms the same day it premieres on the National Geographic Channel. (year 9)
HOME - YouTube (1:33:17)

HOME – YouTube (1:33:17)https://youtu.be/jqxENMKaeCUWe are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the cata…
Garbage Island: An Ocean Full of Plastic (Part 1/3) - YouTube (20:47)

Garbage Island: An Ocean Full of Plastic (Part 1/3) – YouTube (20:47)https://youtu.be/D41rO7mL6zMVice sails to the North Pacific Gyre, collecting point for all of the ocean’s flotsam and home of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Rise of the Eco-Warriors (2014) - Indonesian Subtitles - HD 1080p - YouTube

Rise of the Eco-Warriors (2014) – Indonesian Subtitles – HD 1080p – YouTube (1:44:15)https://youtu.be/JOLfDD00EGQYouTube BAHASA INDONESIA VERSION – released on World Environment Day, June 5, 2016

Speaking

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…
Ranking Global Problemshttp://www.eslflow.com/Ranking_global_problems.pdfDiscuss, which of these issues are problems in your society and how you would rank their importance 

Let's Talk about CLIMATE CHANGE worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

Let’s Talk about CLIMATE CHANGE worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/lets_talk_about_climate_change/environment-conversation-discussion/710This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards and a matching exercise with pictures. Downloadable talking cards. Free registration required – ESL worksheets Free registration required  

Let's Talk about Natural Disasters worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

Let’s Talk about Natural Disasters worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/lets_talk_about_natural_disasters/questions-lets-natural/2600This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards and a matching exercise. Downloadable talking cards. Free registration required – ESL worksheets Free registration required 

 

Game

BBC Scotland Education – See You See Me – Are You Eco Friendly?http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/sysm/eco/flash/flash.shtmlInteractive game about saving energy.  You need to pick whether you want to watch the flash site either within your browser or full screen before it starts 

 

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

 

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