A Day for the Environment

On April 22, 1970 over 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day. But why? The beginnings of what is now a world-wide event, celebrated in over 190 countries to support environmental awareness and protection, are the focus of a 27-page packet that includes articles, interviews, images, and videos. 

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Classroom Considerations

  • A link to purchase Earth Days is included in the AM video
  • Ask class members to research the environmental issues in their community and the impact recent legislation has had on these issues

  • The resource points out the power in a grass roots campaign and what can be done when individuals get involved
  • The packet includes discussion questions, images, and commentary that provide the background for understanding the Earth Day movement

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  • Robert Stone's First Film
  • Activity
  • Answer Key
  • Graphics & Images
  • Lesson Plan
  • Reading Passage
  • Vocabulary
  • Worksheet