Arbor Day | All About the Holidays

Discover how Arbor Day came to be with a brief, engaging video. Scholars watch how Nebraska's first pioneer in 1854 decided why planting trees was important and the journey that took place to make Arbor Day a national holiday celebrated by everyone today. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Show the video first thing on the day your class celebrates Arbor Day 
  • List ideas on a board and choose to complete activities that can be performed at school 
Classroom Considerations

  • Arbor Day takes place on the last Friday in April
Pros

  • Includes fun graphics and colorful labels to enhance focus 
Cons

  • None