~Second Grade Loves the Earth~

  • Location
    White Plains, New York
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The Problem

My wish for this project is to engage my second grade class in learning experiences which foster a love for our earth: the plants, the sea, the sky, and most especially all species of animals living here, including ourselves. They will learn about the needs of plants and animals, the importance of reducing, reusing, recycling, and they will develop a intimate understanding of our responsibility as people of this earth, to do our very best to take care of it. They will feel empowered by knowing that even children can make a difference, and they will gain enough knowledge to then inspire others to live with compassion in their hearts for our natural world.

Our Plan

The second grade students will study the lives and messages of three important environmental conservationists and activists: Jane Goodall, Greta Thunberg, and Daphne Sheldrick. They will then write a variety of opinion peices to share their understanding of the important work these woman have done and continue to do. The second grade students will also learn about Earth Day and what it means to 'live green'. They will then write, illustrate, and share persuasive essays to inspire others to show compassion for our wonderful natural world.

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The Benefit

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