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Subject: Science (1 - 3), or Social Studies (1)
Title: Team Up to Clean Up
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), ways and items to recycle will be explored.  Students will also decorate a recycle team badge.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series.  *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston. 


Subject: Science (1 - 3), or Social Studies (1)
Title: Water You Doing to Help?
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), conservation of water resources will be explored. This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series.   *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston.


Subject: Social Studies (1)
Title: Envision, Enhance, Enjoy
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), Alabama's state parks and ways to sustain them will be explored. Students will also make a bird feeder from a recycled plastic bottle.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series.   *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston.


Subject: Social Studies (1)
Title: Life is a Breath of Fresh Air
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), air pollution and harmful emissions, such as smog, will be explored. Students will also create a leaf rubbing.  This is one lesson from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston.


Subject: Science (1 - 3), or Social Studies (1)
Title: Take Pride in America--Auntie Litter Needs You! 
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org)in celebration of Earth Day, the meaning of Earth Day will be explored. Students will also learn the words to a song honoring our planet.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston.


Subject: Science (1 - 3), or Social Studies (1)
Title: Protect Our Planet Piece By Piece
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), food webs and their significance will be explored. This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series.   *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston.


Subject: Science (1 - 3), or Social Studies (1)
Title: Earth:  We're In It Together!
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), conservation and describing ways to protect the Earth will be explored. Students will also create a mural of ways to protect our planet.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston.


Subject: Social Studies (K - 1)
Title: Team Up to Clean Up
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), natural and human-made litter will be explored. Students will also participate in a litter removal activity.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *This lesson is provided by Lana Holmes.


Subject: Social Studies (1)
Title: Envision, Enhance, Enjoy
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), habitats will be explored. Students will also create bird houses.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *This lesson is provided by Lana Holmes.


Subject: Social Studies (1)
Title: A Breath of Fresh AIR
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), air pollution will be explored.  Auntie Litter and the Pollution Patrol learn how smog forms and find out how to keep the air clean and free of air pollutants.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series.


Subject: Science (1 - 3), or Social Studies (K - 3)
Title: Tad the Tadpole
Description: Tad the Tadpole is designed to demonstrate how pollution in various areas affects wildlife in their native habitats. The lesson is designed to stress the importance of conservation for animals and their surrounding environment.  Upon conclusion of the lesson, the students will determine ways they could take care of the environment as opposed to further pollute. This lesson plan is made possible through the ALEX and the U.S. National Park Service Partnership.


Subject: Science (1 - 3), or Social Studies (1 - 3)
Title: Fred the Fish - A Little River Trip
Description: Little River is home to 47 kinds of fish including the threatened "Blue Shiner" Cyprinella caerulea. These fish depend on the good water quality at Little River. This skit allows students to observe pollution's effects on a small scale and allows them to make choices affecting the environment.  This lesson plan is adapted from Chilton-Stringham, Patricia and Wolanin, Jan (1991). National Science Teachers Association, Karen K. Lind (Eds.) Water, Stones, and Fossil Bones (pp. 54-57). This lesson plan is made possible through the ALEX and the U.S. National Park Service Partnership.


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Subject: Science
Title: Recycled Materials      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, from Science NetLinks, students are introduced to the idea that some materials can be recycled. They investigate the types of materials that can be reused, as well as potential uses for each type of recyclable material.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Take Action! Steward Our Land      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students and their families are encouraged to become stewards of the public lands. Included are ideas on how families can learn more about their local public lands and develop an appreciation for them in both their young and older children.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Science - Biology - Science - Physics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: No Magic Borders      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students learn about how important it is to take care of our land and protect it from pollution. They explain the terms pollution, borders, and boundaries. They then discuss the purposes and limitations of borders on public lands and identify some of the causes and effects of pollution and discuss whether borders effectively keep pollution out of public lands.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Arts - Visual Arts - Science - Earth science - Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Can We Keep the Lake Clean?      Add Bookmark
Description: This Xpeditions lesson introduces students to the water cycle by having them help draw a picture of a lake ecosystem, adding human impacts that affect water quality. Students conclude by creating their own illustrations of human-induced changes to a lake ecosystem.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Celebrate Earth Day!      Add Bookmark
Description: In celebration of Earth Day, students research famous environmentalists and write letters to them asking for their opinions on current issues and turn their letters into a poem.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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