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A reading lesson on understanding Earth Day..
 


EARTH DAY

 

A reading comprehension lesson on Earth Day. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

 

Teaching Objectives:

  • Students will be able to recount the history and purpose of Earth Day.
  • Students will become aware of environmental issues related to Earth Day.
  • Students will use evaluation and reasoning to form an opinion on the value of Earth Day.


Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

 

 

 

 

 

EARTH DAY LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the story silently, then answer the questions about the story that follow.  Discuss the answers to the questions with the students.

 

 

Excerpt from passage

Since 1970, April 22nd has been designated as a special day for turning our attention to the environment and an appreciation of the planet we live on. April 22nd is Earth Day. By the time the first Earth Day was observed in 1970, many people had become aware that the Earth's resources were being misused and the environment was suffering. To call attention to the situation, a senator from Wisconsin named Gaylord Nelson organized the first Earth Day. His goal was to have events around the country to teach people how to better care for the Earth.

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Earth Day Lesson and Worksheet

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 Includes reading comprehension passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

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