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American Public Health Association


3rd, 4th, 5th


Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Videos, 14 minutes, 02 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Ebooks

Regional Focus



YouTube Video

"Old Enough to Save the Planet" Read Aloud

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  • Introduce younger students to many of the concepts and topics related to climate change and the environment through this read-along video, narrated by the author Loll Kirby. 
  • All of the short stories are about real students taking action to solve an environmental issue in their community. 
Teaching Tips


  • This book covers many topics that could be explored further, and each individual story could be used separately.
  • The illustrations are colorful and engaging.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Loll Kirby is an Australian author. You may need to clarify some words that are not commonly used in American English (such as lorries) or that may be hard to hear.
  • The words on the book are not always visible at the time that the author is reading them.


Scientist Notes
The video shares stories about climate activism. These include taking action on deforestation, plastic pollution, conservative agriculture, flooding, and other environmental problems. This is insightful and recommended for teaching.
  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
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