Earth Day Celebration

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The following lesson has been taken from the GenerationOn curriculum called Grow Involved for the School Holidays. For a complete listing of curricula for all ages please see

Overview During this lesson, students will explore the significance of Earth Day. What are some of the environmental issues that affect us today? Why is it important to address them? How can students help encourage others to celebrate Earth Day and promote awareness of environmental health? This lesson plan integrates service-learning with history, reading, and art.

  • Suggested Age Group: Children, Teens
  • Suggested Number of Volunteers: 1 -
  • Skill Level: Moderate
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  • Dear Children of the Earth by Schim Schimmel
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons
  • One die (with the 5 and 6 covered)



  • Students will learn about the history of Earth Day.
  • Students will examine environmental issues that affect their community, region, nation, and world.
  • Students will research organizations that offer materials, information, and products to help protect the environment.
  • Students will produce flyers to help raise awareness about the upcoming Earth Day celebration; they will be posted in their schools and communities.



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