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Protecting Our Precious Planet: Sharing the Message of Earth Day

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Protecting Our Precious Planet: Sharing the Message of Earth Day

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time 30- to 45-minute sessions and an optional field trip
Lesson Author

Melissa Weimer

Waterford, Michigan


International Literacy Association


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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Taking Photos of Curious George: Exploring Character Through Images

Students will be monkeying around in this lesson when they create a digital class book in which they imagine what Curious George would do if he visited their school.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 22

Celebrate Earth Day!

In celebration of Earth Day, students research famous environmentalists and write letters to them asking for their opinions on current issues and turn their letters into a poem.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Celebrating the Earth

Every day is Earth Day! Emily shares her story of children inspired by The Lorax and how they might take action with 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save the Earth. Emily also explores science and nature activities with guest Sharon Betty and The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming.


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