Project Includes

Teacher Guide
Student Workbook
Customizable Resources

Assessment Tools
Extension Activities
Sample Files

Parent Letters


Technology Integration: Geography, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts
Technology Skill: Desktop Publishing, Graphics, Word Processing
Program: Publisher, Word
Includes: Environmental Lessons, Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Review Questions, Extension Activities, TechnoEnvironment Parent Letter, TechnoEnvironment Certificate, Summary of Skills Checklist, Postcard Checklist, Postcard Marking Sheet, Poster Checklist, Poster Marking Sheet, Pamphlet Checklist, Pamphlet Marking Sheet, Environment Internet Favorites, Postcard Template, Banner Template, Pamphlet Template, Postcard Sample, Poster Sample, Pamphlet Sample, Environmental Fact Sheets (acid rain, clear cutting, endangered reefs, fuel emissions, garbage, global warming, invasive species, kudzu invasion, mining, nuclear energy, oil sands, plastic pollution, poaching, water consumption)

Session 1: Research the Topic
Research an environmental issue including cause, harmful effects, and solutions.
Session 2: Postcards from the Edge
Send a postcard to a friend asking them for help with an environmental issue.
Session 3: Help Wanted!
Design an environmental poster using advanced Publisher skills.
Session 4: Educate the Public
Urge public involvement. Begin to create a three-fold, double-sided pamphlet.
Session 5: Solve the Problem
Make a comparison table about a solution to the environmental problem.
Session 6: Take an Environmental Quiz
Build a quiz about the environmental topic to encourage understanding of the facts.

Optional Environmental Lessons using Publisher

  • The World is Not your Trash Can: Make a postcard.
  • Environmental Map: Spread an environmental alert.
  • Save the Earth Calendar: Highlight an event.
  • More Plastic than Plankton: Create a poster.
  • Environmental Conference: Share research with peers.

Teach Environmental Stewardship with Publisher Activities

Integrate technology into a project based unit about environmental issues and stewardship. Environmental lessons include fact sheets, research organizers, and sample publications to support learning.

  • Formulate questions about an environmental issue
  • Investigate an environmental issue using technology
  • Create publications to raise awareness
  • Organize information into sections, lists, and tables
  • Communicate causes, harmful effects, and solutions
  • Analyze advantages and disadvantages for a solution
  • Combine text and graphics to convey a message
  • Design a quiz to foster critical thinking
  • Animate slide objects and apply transitions
  • Publish documents that promote action

I love the TechnoKids projects. Thank you for making my job easier!

S. Dwyer,
Sequim Middle School,

Customer Reviews

Environmental Lessons: Middle school students raise environmental awareness. They use Microsoft Publisher to produce a pamphlet that describes the problem, lists harmful effects, and proposes solutions.

I love the TechnoKids projects. Thank you for making my job easier!

S. Dwyer,
Sequim Middle School,