Youth Activism for Water Justice in the U.S.
Grades 4 – 6
Objective: Students investigate America’s water crisis through an audit of their school’s water and inquiry into youth water justice activism. Students evaluate data to make conclusions about their school’s water quality and synthesize their findings into a culminating action project.
Air Quality in Our Communities – Draft
Grades 1 – 3
Objective: Students will explore air pollution via a case study of McKinley Park, a neighborhood in Chicago, IL. Students will investigate the processes behind point source air pollution, explore potential health and justice impacts, and audit their own community’s air quality. Students will also take action to address air pollution locally and globally.
Food Waste Unit
Objective: Students investigate how to reduce food waste and create healthy communities through the lens of gardening. Along the way, they learn science concepts related to compost, plants, and soil.