Element 6: Taking Social Action
The Magic School Bus and the Climate Change is a great book for teachers to read to their third to fifth grade students to raise awareness about global warming and climate change. The book teaches about how each person has an impact and can help lessen global warming, but the more important lesson in the book is about taking action to make change. The book shows how students use the information they learned to make a change not only within their school, but also in their community and even the country.
One fun activity would be for students to make posters or signs to place around the school which would save energy and reduce waste, such as using the dryer in the bathroom instead of paper towels. This would raise other students awareness about this issue while also helping make a change.