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Your Planet, Your Future

How To Use This Program

Duke Energy and NTC invite you to use these e-learning resources to teach your students about energy conservation. The digital materials below are designed to get your students excited about understanding this important subject.

Want to know the best way to use the related videos, games, smart speaker activity and other lessons to educate your class? Watch this short video and learn how to easily add Your Planet, Your Future to your curriculum.

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Educational Standards

We know your class time is extremely valuable. That’s why we ensure that all of our e-learning materials are aligned with state and national educational standards. It’s important that the Your Planet, Your Futuree digital program adds to your existing curriculum and keeps students on track with their ongoing learning.

Click here for details about how each activity aligns with educational standards and corresponds with your state’s curricula.

Educational Standards
Program Video

Debuting this year, our livestream special offers classrooms a convenient, online-accessible option for experiencing educational theatre.

This 35-minute show presents a virtual lesson in energy efficiency for grades 9-12. Through an interactive web platform, a live host will introduce a series of entertaining sketches featuring a variety of characters from educational theatrical productions.

The comedic sketches focus on the following educational points:

  • How small changes in energy use can make a big difference
  • The effects of energy use on our planet
  • Ways to reduce your carbon footprint
  • The results of climate change and the need for community resilience
  • The importance of STEM education and the future of green careers

Watch in the classroom or at home. You’ll experience important lessons on energy efficiency along with calls to action and additional activities you can do at home and in the community.

Educator Assessments

Follow-up, formative assessments for you to gauge the learning of your students are especially important with e-learning. Below are some suggestions for how you can assess your students’ performance quickly and effectively.

These assessments are easy for you and your students to complete and help ensure your class is getting the maximum educational value from the related activities.

Middle School Educational Assessments Livestream Hands-on lessons Digital games Interactive activities Print materials
Draw a concept map x        
Write three things another student may misunderstand about the topic x x      
Journal reflection x x     x
Submit screenshot of completed activity     x x  
Hand in completed activity         x
Have students make collages relating to the topic x x      
Have students host their own talk show relating to the topic x        
Each student rolls a die and briefly answers aloud a question based on the number rolled:
  1. I want to remember . . .
  2. Something I learned today
  3. One word to sum up what I learned
  4. Something I already knew
  5. I’m still confused about . . .
  6. An “aha” moment that I had today
x        
Present students with an analogy prompt: “The concept being covered is like ____ because ____.” x x