“There’s a long list of threats to the Great Barrier Reef, but by far the biggest one is climate change.”
—Professor Terry Hughes, James Cook University
Earth Day 2017
The global coordinator of Earth Day has declared a three-year Earth Day campaign dedicated to Environmental & Climate Literacy. As a teacher, you have an important role to play in making sure that students are educated enough about climate change to take action.
The Great Barrier Reef
Have you heard the devastating news about the Great Barrier Reef? A recent survey shows that two-thirds of the world’s largest coral reef has been damaged in consecutive mass bleaching events in 2016 and 2017. Environmentalists say climate change is the biggest threat to this natural wonder, and many say it can’t recover unless we act now.
A Lesson Challenge
At ESL Library, we believe that every day is Earth Day. Over the years, we have developed numerous lessons to get students talking about environmental issues. Our newest addition to our Environment Lesson Collection is a Famous Places lesson about the Great Barrier Reef.
The ESL Library team also believes that Earth Day is a great day to start important conversations that could spark change. This year, we challenge teachers all over the world to try our Great Barrier Reef lesson during the week leading up to Saturday, April 22. This lesson includes a review of modals of advice and is suitable for intermediate to advanced English learners.
Are you in?