Each student participated in a team that designed and presented two separate lessons to social studies or a science class at Indian Mound Middle School in McFarland. These lesson plans were to educate middle school students on some aspect of sustainability. When presenting the lesson plan (teaching the middle school students), lecture could only be a small part of the overall presentation. Students were to think creatively about how to engage middle schoolers in learning.
This activity arose out of the belief by past students that they should have started learning about sustainability in middle school. Indian Mound Middle School in McFarland volunteered to host the teaching teams of students. Student teams coordinated with a 7th Grade Social Studies teacher Brett Jondle or 8th Grade Science Teacher Brian Coleman, and presentations were both entertaining and educational.
Click below for the lesson plans for each of the teams.