Earth Day is April 22 – You Ready?

Note: This is an updated repost.

Across the globe, folks will celebrate Earth Day next Sunday (April 22) with lots of community clean-up and educational events. Let’s bring some of that spirit to our classrooms with a high-interest, easy-to-deliver lesson that’ll get teens thinking about the world outside themselves.

Manoj Bhargava, the founder of 5-Hour Energy drinks, has pledged to use 99 percent of his $4 billion empire to help solve the global problems of energy, fresh water, and disease prevention. This 43-minute video about those ongoing efforts is particularly well done:

A viewing of the film, which is also located here, and discussion will definitely fill a class period, but you might also want to add a bit more rigor to the lesson and focus to students’ discussion by using the question worksheets that I built to use with the film. Those worksheets are located here: Billions in Change video lesson materials.

Hope this is useful. Teach on, everyone!

4 thoughts on “Earth Day is April 22 – You Ready?

  1. Tanya Sanchez says:

    I just told an entire #EdcampSCPD group to follow you on TpT and blog! You’re the best!

  2. Aw, Tanya, thanks for spreading the word! You’re cool like that. 😉

  3. I enjoy using this resource with my students – I actually pair it with my 20Time project. I try to let them see that thinking outside of the box can have a big impact.

  4. YES, imaginationseeker!!! Bhargava and his team of creative engineers are living the 20Time ideals. Fantastic connection!

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