Wayan and the Turtle King deals with so many themes: Indonesia, volcanoes, the ocean, plastic, turtles, conservation, leadership, environmental clean-up campaigns… Here are some lesson plan ideas to use in class for teaching kids more about each theme and to open up the environmental discussion.

It is important to teach kids to think critically and to question their environment. As a teacher you lay the foundation of knowledge. However, don’t just spoon-feed your students. Above all, we need to nurture their curiosity and encourage their problem-solving abilities. Brainstorming sessions are highly encouraged.

In other words, students should come up with ideas, create a plan, implement it, get feedback, do surveys, re-assess the plan, make changes, improve it, adapt it! You get the idea!

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