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Sustainability Foundations: Plants, Animals and Our World

Teaching Sustainability in the Classroom

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Sustaining Global Resources
  • Protecting Healthy Biodiversity
  • Positively Impacting Climate Change
  • Innovating for a Healthy Life


We know that our world is made up of systems, and these interconnected systems are dependent on each other to stay healthy. The systems in our world are like a community. When everyone in the group is doing well, it has a positive impact on everyone else. Conversely, when someone is not doing well, it can affect everyone in a negative way.

After taking Sustainability Foundations: Plants, Animals, and Our World, students will walk away with an understanding that every choice we make impacts others. Learners will explore the interconnectedness of environmental systems and how to make informed decisions to improve the health of those systems.

Plants, Animals and Our World covers topics like human health, climate change, global resource constraints, and biodiversity. This course will use science and social studies content to build an understanding that we are all responsible for our planet.

Sustainability Foundations: Plants, Animals, and Our World is offered to K12 schools at no cost thanks to our partnership with Beyond Meat. 


BEST FIT:Science, Health, Social Studies, Advisory
TIME PER LESSON / TOTAL DURATION:5-10 min / 30-40 min

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Lesson 1

Sustaining Global Resources

Learners explore resource constraints, how sustainable systems thrive within their natural limits, and the cycles of common resources.

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