April 22nd: If you’re a kid… What are you doing for Earth Day?

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Why not celebrate Earth Day this April in class? In this lesson for young learners, students of A2 level and above will:

  • Find out about Earth day and how it is relevant to them.
  • Learn vocabulary related to being green.
  • Practice listening with a great song about being green.

For the lesson here is a slideshow for classroom use, a lesson plan here, and worksheets here.

Why not use this version of the slides below if you have internet in your classroom?

Children: If you want to dance and sing along to this song while you do the exercises, please do! 🙂

Before the Song:

April 22nd is Earth Day. On this day people do things that are good for the Earth, such as plant trees or recycle plastic. What other things do you think they do? Make a list of 4 or 5 things.

While you listen to the song:

Are any of the things on your list in the song? Listen, and find out (by all means sing along and dance too!)

Language Learning:

Read these phrases. Listen to the song again. Which phrases are in the song and which are not? Put a tick or a cross.

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Climate Strikes

With the Extinction Rebellion strikes and School strike 4 climate in the headlines, why not use this lesson in class? Find out why Greta Thurnberg, a Swedish girl who has mobilised thousands of young people to demand action on climate change decided to go on strike. This lesson will particularly appeal to teens but can be used with higher level adults and younger learners too.

Students will:

  • Watch a presentation to pick out the main message
  • Listen for detail to find specific information
  • Reflect on the message in a class discussion
  • Plan and deliver their own speech to the class

Slides containing teachers notes are here: