Lower Elementary
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Bringing Earth Day To Your Classroom

Earth Day presents a great opportunity to teach students about the environment and our impact on it. These lessons could also be used anytime throughout the school year as these topics are so important! Read on to find out how to raise environmental awareness in your class!
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Bringing Earth Day To Your Classroom
  • Melissa Williams says:
    Want to take your Earth Day activities up a notch? Use this time to create lasting change at your school, for the better! Check out this quick video and the links below to learn about how you and your students can make your school a greener place and have the effects of Earth Day last way beyond April.
  • sheknows.com
    sheknows.com

    Start your Earth Day family traditions now and leave behind a legacy of shared responsibility

    7 minute read
    Melissa Williams says:
    This article discusses why it is so important to teach students about Earth Day and about the environment in general, throughout the year. As the article states, children are the future and teaching them about environmental issues will have an impact for generations to come!
  • Melissa Williams says:
    This resource is brought to you by the ReadWriteThink site and is focused on getting kids to write about important environmentalists. The site helpfully provides background info and links to appropriate resources for your students to find what they need. Have students present their write-ups to the rest of the class and they will be learning about many environmentalists at once while working on their research and writing skills too!
  • Melissa Williams says:
    This is a cute music video that can be used as an activating strategy to introduce the concepts to your students, or perhaps before brainstorming with your class about environmentally-friendly ideas. You may also want to take some ideas from it as it presents several good ones!
  • Melissa Williams says:
    This site provides teachers with more great lesson plans pertaining to Earth Day. It also includes 15 different short videos to share with your class for a nice change of pace.
  • Melissa Williams says:
    Find writing templates, poems, math games, mini-books, bingo, posters...everything you need to teach your students about the environment during April. The best part of this site is that everything is teacher-created (and tested) and free. Sprinkle in various activities throughout April in Math, English, Art, Science and Social Studies and build up to one full, fun day on April 22nd!
  • Melissa Williams says:
    This is a great resource for planning Earth Day activities. I appreciate the background info on Earth Day at the beginning of the article and the links to different projects and activities are also totally useful. Your biggest problem will be finding the time to do all of the ones you like!
  • nea.org
    nea.org

    Earth Day Curriculum Resources, Grades K-5

    8 minute read
    Melissa Williams says:
    Geared primarily towards K-5 students, early years teachers will find these lessons to be engaging and relevant to Earth Day. My favorites include building a pizza box solar oven and the draft-o-meter. These lessons are the sort that your students will remember for years to come.
  • Melissa Williams says:
    This site is full of wonderful ideas for bringing Earth Day to your classroom. There are various topics, such as endangered species, gardens, and more. These would be great to incorporate throughout the month of April and could easily be used within different subjects. Science, phys ed, English, social studies...the possibilities are numerous.
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BloomBoard Asks:Which aspect/theme/idea do you feel is most relevant for students in regards to Earth Day? Recycling, Climate Change, Clean Air or...?