Ford Motor Co. has partnered with National Geographic to help teach grade-school students that being environmentally aware is easy and fun. Through the pair’s “Radical Renovation: School Edition” Contest, teachers nationwide are encouraged to submit their students’ vision of a sustainable, eco-friendly school. The winning class will receive $100,000 from Ford to make its vision a reality. To help teachers and their students take part in the contest, Ford has made available an environmentally focused lesson plan developed by National Geographic. The lesson plan encourages students to think about their school and home life to find ways of improving the environment around them, and it gives teachers an entertaining, step-by-step plan to teach students about realizing potential solutions. The lesson plan promotes analytical thinking and teamwork, core values the automaker hopes to help instill in American school children.

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