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What the Natural World of Trees Can Teach Us About Positive Society (4-12)

What the Natural World of Trees Can Teach Us About Positive Society (4-12)

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Created by a middle and high school teacher, Canada

As teachers, we always want to ensure that students enjoy a positive learning experience. This can be a challenge when major societal problems occur, such as a global pandemic. This lesson plan uses trees as an example of how good societies function. It is fascinating to explore the ways in which trees resemble humans in their ability to communicate, work as a community, and even respond to "pain". I use this lesson plan as a follow-up to the Global Inequality section of lessons by having students examine these concepts through a completely different and positive lens.

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Last modified: 
May 8, 2024