Activity Overview

After learning about the effects of climate change, students can make a PSA poster to inform the public! They can focus on the importance of recycling or other ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Or, they could focus on the effects of climate change that we are experiencing now or expected to experience in the future if the world does not change its behavior. Students should conduct research using school resources, then distill their research into important facts and details to include in their PSA.

These posters can be printed out and hung up in the classroom or around the school as an important, informative and decorative public service announcement. Students could also project them onto the board and give a presentation to the class!

For additional templates to add to this assignment, see our PSA infographic templates and infographic gallery.

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a PSA about Climate Change!

Student Instructions:

  1. Click on "Start Assignment"
  2. Using your research, add important facts and details to the infographic template.
  3. Change fonts, colors, or styles how you wish.
  4. Add imagery to enhance your poster.
  5. Be sure to include at least 5 important facts to demonstrate what you have learned from your research.
  6. Save and exit when you're finished.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/5/7] Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/5/8] Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/5/1] Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/5/2] Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/5/7] Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/5/9] Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.


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