The Lorax and Sustainability Unit



This two-week-long, low-prep unit provides students the opportunity to dive a bit deeper into the idea of sustainability through the lens of Dr. Seuss in The Lorax.

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The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss is a light-hearted but cautionary tale with a critically important message surrounding sustainability. If we do not collectively take responsibility for the stewardship of the environment, then our own world will soon be like the one that the Lorax left behind. Left to the devices of greed-based business interests, the resources of our world are being consumed at an abominable rate. And soon, they will all be gone. So while the Once-ler did eventually see the error of his greedy ways, it was already close to too late for his world.

The following resources are included in this unit:

  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • “Introduction to Sustainability: The Lorax” Lesson Plan
  • The Lorax Book & Movie Packet
  • The Lorax Quiz & Answer Key
  • The Lorax Differentiated Extension Assignment & Rubric


Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 15+
Teaching Duration: 2 Weeks

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