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Integrated Unit Layout (2 Week Plan)

Week 1:
Social
Studies/Literacy:
How do the choices
we make effect our
environment?
Corners Activity:
Write the The
Choices I Make
Influence Others on
the board. Post signs
on each corner of
the room marked
Absolutely, Yes,
Maybe, No. Have
student move to
which corner they
most agree with.
Once students pick a
spot have them do a
think, pair, share
activity and discuss
why they made that
choice.
Read:
The Lorax by Dr.
Seuss
After reading:
Complete the corner
activity again.
Exit Slip:
Did their choice
change after reading
The Lorax. If so,
how?

Science:

Science:

Activities based off


http://www.msichicago.
org/fileadmin/Educatio
n/learninglabs/lab_dow
nloads/RE_renewable_
or_not.pdf

Activities based off


http://www.msichicag
o.org/fileadmin/Educat
ion/learninglabs/lab_d
ownloads/RE_renewa
ble_or_not.pdf

What are NonRenewable Resources?

What are Renewable


Resources?

Mini Pre- Test:


Which are renewable
and which are nonrenewable resources.

Extension of Pervious
lesson

Looking over NonRenewable Resource


Guide:
https://www.google.co
m/search?q=natural+res
ources+map+of+the+w
orld&client=safari&rls
=en&biw=1279&bih=6
66&tbm=isch&tbo=u&
source=univ&sa=X&ve
d=0ahUKEwiGtemj6dn
JAhVMtIMKHTqOAD
gQsAQIGw#tbm=isch
&q=renewable+and+no
nrenewable+energy+so
urces&imgrc=rRgxrKnTj9uRM%3A

Look Over Renewable


Resources Guide:
https://www.google.co
m/search?q=natural+re
sources+map+of+the+
world&client=safari&r
ls=en&biw=1279&bih
=666&tbm=isch&tbo=
u&source=univ&sa=X
&ved=0ahUKEwiGte
mj6dnJAhVMtIMKH
TqOADgQsAQIGw#t
bm=isch&q=renewabl
e+and+nonrenewable+
energy+sources&imgr
c=7derYvXh6BxaSM
%3A

Discussion:
About Nonrenewable
Sources and their
impact on the
environment

Discussion:
About Renewable
resources and their
impact on the
environment.
Mini Post Test:
Which are renewable
and which are nonrenewable resources.

Social Studies:
Whos in the Right?
Lorax vs. Onceler
Debate
Have a debate with
the class about an
assign position. The
Once-ler groups
should prepare ideas
to convince others
that cutting down the
trees was not wrong.
The Lorax groups
should prepare
evidence that cutting
down the trees was
wrong.
Pick 2-3 students to
be the moderator
while you informally
observe the classes
responses.
Conclude the debate
by having the class
members vote for
which view they side
with. They do not
have to agree with
the side they were
assigned to defend.
Teacher will take
notes about student
engagement during
lesson and responses
for further discussion.

Social Studies:
What is
Sustainability? What
Can we do to sustain
our earth for the
future?
Quick Write:
What is
Sustainability? Why
is it important?
Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=gTamn
lXbgqc
Introduction to
Performance
Assessment and give
student work time

Week 2:
Social Studies/
Science:

Social Studies/ Science:

Social Studies:

Science:

Social Studies/
Science:

The Trash We Pass


(See lesson plan)

Finish up with The


Trash We Pass Activity

What is our Ecological


Footprint?

What is our
Ecological Footprint?

Earth Day
Celebration

Invite
Local Community
member (preferably
local garbage man) to
talk the positive and
negative effects of
landfills

An Egg is not just an


Egg:
http://education.nation
algeographic.org/inter
active/humanfootprint-interactive/
A pre interactive
activity that will help
students think about
that when you eat an
egg, you arent just
eating the egg but
things that helped
bring the egg to the
table and how that
impact will effect us
overtime. Their is also
world comparison to
countries around the
world

Have student finish


up their Venn
Diagram and
provide some work
time on Performance
Assessment

Presentation of
Performance
Assessments to other
3rd grade classes

Our Water Footprint:


http://environment.nati
onalgeographic.com/e
nvironment/freshwater
/change-thecourse/waterfootprint-calculator/
Have student explore
deeper into how much
water they consume in
their daily lives.
After Exploring have
students do some
research on another
countries water/food
consumption and
create a Venn diagram
of the similarities and
differences

Plant a tree for school


in dedication to Earth
Day