What a great introduction to environmental issues and problems! Thanks to everyone who recommended it. It was written in 1990 so I'm not quite sure how I missed this treasure!
I had so much fun creating a set of activities based on the theme of this book! Just a Dream to Save Our Planet starts with a quick Think-Pair-Share for students to discuss their visions of the future and is followed by a read-aloud session. After that, you can choose from several cooperative learning and writing activities.
- 8 prepared discussion cards
- 4 blank discussion cards
- 9 cards describing the events
- A graphic organizer for sorting the event cards into categories
- Problem-Solution graphic organizers for the environmental issues
Why am I giving this 14-page packet away for free? I guess because I think it's so important for all kids to explore environmental issues and discuss ways to protect our Earth. So it's my gift to you, and I hope you will make this lesson your gift to your students!