Lesson Plans Spring 2009

Each student participated in a team that designed and presented a lesson plan to a middle school in the Madison area. 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. Spring Harbor Middle School in Madison, and Indian Mound Middle School in McFarland volunteered to host teams of students. Student teams coordinated with a teacher in each school and presentations were both entertaining and educational.

Click below for the lesson plans for each of the teams.

Differences in Students Around the World

Lesson Plans Focusing on Sustainable Forestry and Food Choices

Organic Foods and Fair Trade Designations

Carbon Footprint Reduction

Issues of Scarcity, Pollution, Local Supply and Recycling, Consumption and Conservation

Sustainable Eating and Inequality

What is Energy and Comparison of Students in Different Parts of the World