The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

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Lesson Plan

STUDENTS WILL FIND AN ENERGY-RELATED ARTICLE IN THE NEWS AND USE IT TO WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR, OR WILL ACT AS AN EDITOR OF A MEDIA SOURCE.

COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS. EACH OPTION IS WORTH THE SAME NUMBER OF POINTS. YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO SUBMIT WORK AND GET POINTS FOR ONE OPTION.

OPTION 1: Write a letter to a real editor
Students will write a letter about an energy-related issue to an editor of a media outlet.

OPTION 2: Act as an editor
Students will examine an energy-related article online and comments from the public on that article, and will act as an editor by responding to one of these comments.


LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this activity, students:

  • will have read and responded to an energy article in a persuasive manner
  •  will have written a well-constructed letter to the editor or online response
  • will have identified target audiences, perspectives and potential biases of published energy-related articles

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Green Energy Futures is a great example of an energy-related blog.

Teaching Kids News is a kid-friendly resource for news articles. 

Time for Kids

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