Finding Your Inner Lorax to Help Protect Our Environment
Protecting Our Environment Through Persuasive Writing

This WebQuest is intended for a 5th grade
class as a Language Arts lesson. It can be used as a thematic part of a science unit on the environment, or as a research and writing activity.  Students choose an Environmental Cause, and conduct research about this cause on the Internet.  Using their notes, they will write to a community leader to persuade the reader to take action to protect our environment.  This WebQuest will provide students with an awareness of the need for a healthy environment and encourage students to take responsibility.  Students will apply content knowledge and use their persuasive writing and decision making skills to incorporate helping the environment into their daily lives.

Environmental Issuse Research
writing a persuasive letter
Focus Content Area:
English/Language Arts
Grade Level: