Below you will find lesson plans that correspond with video clips from This American Land, featuring stories that highlight scientific research efforts to the conservation of American landscapes, waters and wildlife. We hope that you will find these resources to be valuable and practical tools in your classroom. The activities in these lesson plans can be used by students as they watch the accompanying videos. These strategies will encourage understanding and critical thinking, and will also provide a starting point for classroom discussion.
The Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) partners with This American Land to showcase stories about CPF grantees - teachers and students who care for the Earth by engaging in environmental stewardship projects. Each CPF grantee story listed below has a link to a corresponding Teacher Guide with lesson plans, standards correlations, and resources or protocols to make project replication easy at schools across the country.