Resources for PreK-8 Activity 19 – Viewpoints on the Line

This activity is designed to get students thinking about and expressing their views and to listen to those of their classmates. It helps students explore the underlying assumptions that shape our opinions. You may wish to use this activity on a regular basis to give students a chance to evaluate their opinions as they learn more about environmental issues.

This is one of 96 activities that can be found in PLT’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide. To get the activity, attend a training either in person or online and receive PLT’s PreK-8 Guide. Below are some supporting resources for this activity. 


Download the copyright-free student pages that are included with this activity:

Opinion Statements (PDF)


Spanish Student Page(s):

Enunciados de Opiniones (PDF)


Expand your students’ learning and imaginations. Help students meet their reading goals, while building upon concepts learned in this activity, with the following children’s book recommendations:


The following tools and resources may be used to enhance the activity.

  • Five Ways to Make the Outdoors More Inclusive

    Discover ways to help make our outdoor spaces, state and national parks more inclusive with these five ideas and action steps from outdoors experts and activists. According to the most recent National Parks Service survey, about more than 70 percent of those who visit or work in federal parks are white. Moreover, the outdoors industry workforce lacks representation from African Americans,  the Latinx community, women, and members of the LGBTQ community, lending to low perceptions and limited access to the outdoors for minority populations. Consider discussing diversity in the outdoors with your middle and high school students and ways to make changes using these five ideas.

  • Climate and Health

    Developed over three years by experts in climate-change science and public health The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment examines how climate change is a significant threat to our health.

  • Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration

    Check out these 15 pre-made climate change statements that work as great discussion prompts with this activity.