The environmental organizations

“Організації з охорони навколишнього середовища” може бути використана під час вивчення тематики ситуативного спілкування “Природа та довкілля” в 11 класі, рівень стандарту.

The environmental organizations

Topic: The environmental organizations.  Project work

Objectives: to practise active vocabulary; to develop pupils’ reading, listening, writing and speaking skills; to develop pupils’ creative thinking and memory; to evoke pupils’ environmental conscience.

Type of the lesson: combined

Materials needed: cards, a pen drive, a screen, hand-outs, crayons


     I. Organizing moment


     II. Motivation

Solve the puzzle and comment on the proverb:

‘The frog doesn’t drink up the pond where he lives’

     III. Introducing the aim

The teacher states the aim and gives the pupils self-assessment grids for the lesson

     IV. The main part of the lesson

1. Home project work (work in big groups)

The groups are formed according to their likes.

The pupils present their projects

2. Reading (work in small groups)

The groups are given the same text about Greenpeace, but each group has its own task.

(The method is called ‘Six hats’)

There is a flower with six petals. Each Petal has its colour and task.

Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over forty countries and with an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Founded by Canadian environmental activists in 1971, Greenpeace states its aim is to “ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity”. It focuses its campaigning on worldwide issues such as climate change, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues. It uses such activities as direct action, lobbying, and research to achieve its goals. The global organization does not accept funding from governments, corporations, or political parties, relying on 2.9 million individual supporters and foundation grants.

Today, they have grown from a small group of dedicated activists to an international organization with offices in more than 30 countries.

We work with thousands of volunteers who are on the inside track of our campaigns.

Greenpeace does not solicit contributions from government or corporations, nor will we endorse political candidates. Our 250,000 members in the United States and 2.8 million members worldwide provide virtually all of our funding through individual contributions.


The main aim

3. Listening and speaking (frontal work)

Imagine that you are an investor. Listen to three videos and continue the sentence

“I would invest money in…”

4. Project work (work in big groups)

Write about the environmental group you would found to help the environment.

Draw the emblem of your organization

5. Summary

Look at the poster and express your love to the Planet.

The children stick paper hearts to the poster with the planet

6. Home task

Read the text

7. Assessment

  • The results of the pupils’ work. The pupils hand out their self-assessment grids.