Middle School

Middle School

Help your middle school students encourage their community to live litter-free. Here, you’ll find a lesson plan for middle school students that teaches them how to persuade and encourage adults in power to help keep their school campus clean.


Objective: By the end of the lesson, students will have brainstormed ideas for combating litter on campus, selected the best idea and completed a multi paragraph, persuasive letter to a key figure at their school (i.e., the principal, parent organization or janitor) with their proposal. It is suggested that these lessons be taught during ELA or writing class.

Please click below for a copy of the Middle School lesson plan and its components:


  • Five-day lesson plan with 30-minute lessons each day
  • An additional one-day lesson plan as a supplemental option