Car Pollution & Alternative Transportation K-1

In this two-lesson unit, kindergartners learn about preventing vehicle pollution. In the first lesson, “What is Car Pollution?,” they read part of the children’s book OK GO! by Carin Berger to learn about vehicle exhaust. Then they illustrate the concept on maps of their city. In the second lesson, “Better Ways to Get Around,” they … Continue reading

Communication Barriers: Reading Lips 9-12

In this lesson, high school students will explore a form of self-portraiture based around autobiography. Students will be introduced to a self-portrait by Linda Nishio where she mouths Ki-ko-e-ma-su Ka? (Can You Hear Me?). Her self-portrait tells a personal story about her struggle to communicate with the people in her community when she felt misunderstood. … Continue reading