Children Looking After The Environment


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The environment and more importantly looking after the environment is a topic many people and governments are taking very seriously. Many governments are putting in place laws and legislation to try and deal with many issues related to the environment such as pollution and climate change.

In order to ensure that the environment is looked after by future generations, it is slowly being taught in schools so children can be more aware of the effect human beings are having on the earth and what we can all do to help.




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  • the law (noun)
  • look after (phrasal verb)
  • climate (noun)
  • climate change (noun)
  • government (noun)
  • pollute (verb)
  • pollution (noun)

The Question

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How important is it to teach children about looking after the environment?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Children Looking After The Environment
  • Do you remember being taught about the environment in school?
  • Do you think it is important for children to be taught about the environment?
  • Apart from teaching children, what else can schools do to help look after the environment?

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