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May 01, 2014

Environmentalism Then and Now

Grade Level:




This PowerPoint presentation uses modern environmental images juxtaposed with historic images and facts, and then asks students:  Is Going Green new?  While it is clear that environmentalism and the environmental movement, even environmental law, are historic, it is worth discussing how today’s movement is different from the past.  Today there are stricter laws, policy initiatives, social networks, and new technologies. 


Time needed:

10-15 minutes


Materials required:

Environmentalism Then and Now Lesson Plan

Environmentalism Then and Now PowerPoint


National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies:

Theme 2: Time, Continuity, and Change

Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices