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EarthEcho International’s Educator Resources are a collection of videos, lesson plans, and other materials designed to support high-quality classroom experiences. They are unique tools to assist educators as they equip young people to explore and protect their local natural resources. Many of the resources are designed to satisfy Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email us at education@earthecho.org and we will see what we can do to help you.

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  • A Food, Inc. Intro to Modern Food Production - Full Middle School Lesson Plan

    The Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. provides an outstanding overview of many of the issues associated with modern industrial food production. These materials help focus viewing of the film on potential environmental impacts, and include both short and long answer questions that can be used with specific short segments of the film.

    • Lesson Plan
    • Middle School
    • Food
  • Dead Zones for Dinner Worksheet

    What is eutrophication? How might the food on my plate be connected to a Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico? Fertilizers used on crops and manure from livestock can both runoff into waterways where the nitrogen and phosphorus they contain contribute to algal blooms, eutrophication and dead zones.

    • Worksheet
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Expedition: Into the Dead Zone
    • Food
  • Stage 5 – Demonstrate

    What a story! Think of all you have done and all you have learned! You put your plan into action and have seen the results. Now it’s time for demonstration—the stage when you show others what you’ve learned, what can be done, and what you did in your well-planned contribution to the community.   This demonstration of your service-learning can take any form you like: letters, articles, pamphlets, artistic displays, performances, or media…

    • Article
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Service Learning
  • Stage 4 - Reflect

    What is one piece of information you have learned so far that you want to remember? What idea sparks a thought or question or something you want to know about? When you answer these questions, you reflect: you look at your experience and determine what it has to do with you.   Do you sometimes press the pause button on a remote control or MP3 player to think about or feel what you’ve just seen or heard? Maybe you consider how you could improve what you do…

    • Article
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Service Learning
  • Stage 3 – Act

    Once you have investigated your interests, skills, and community needs, and are prepared with community partners who can help, you are ready to create and carry out a plan to act.   Action typically occurs as direct service, indirect service, advocacy, research, or a combination of several of these approaches. As you plan your action, be sure to notify people of influence, from a school principal to a local city council member. Get them involved and let your voice…

    • Article
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Service Learning