Earth Hour - Running an Event

Earth Hour - Running an Event

Lesson 21 of 27 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Foundation
  • Year 1 - 10
  • English
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
  • Social
  • Social Action
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Lesson summary

In this activity students plan and implement their school’s Earth Hour activities. They take collective action to reduce their school’s carbon footprint and help create positive change in their community. By teaching this lesson, you’ll be joining thousands of amazing teachers in making a difference and creating positive environmental change.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand the benefits of partaking in Earth Hour
  • build an understanding of the impacts of climate change
  • use their project planning skills to organise their Earth Hour events. 

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

This lesson can be used with all the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Time required: 1 – 3 lessons.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – help students when communicating with school leadership and other staff members. 

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Personal and social capability.

Resources required

  • Open space
  • White or blackboard
  • Butcher paper

Additional info

This lesson has been created in partnership with WWF-Australia. Earth Hour is the world’s largest community-driven climate change campaign. At the centre of Earth Hour is switching off lights to show a commitment to taking action.

Thousands of teachers use Earth Hour’s education program to enrich their curriculum and provide pathways for young people to create change in their world.

For the most up to date Earth Hour dates, times, and events, check here.

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