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A Day to Celebrate Earth

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Title:

A Day to Celebrate Earth

URL:

https://www.readworks.org/article/A-Day-to-Celebrate-Earth/b33adbba-a7f0-492a-b680-cc5d85448f35

Content Source:

Other
ReadWorks
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This learning activity provides a reading passage about Earth Day, vocabulary support, and comprehension questions. The reading level is 2nd grade, so it is best to read the text aloud to the class instead of independent reading. This passage from ReadWorks will help students understand the meaning of Earth Day and why it is celebrated each year. Each year, Earth Day is celebrated in April. On Earth Day, millions of people will think of ways to stop pollution. They will talk about recycling and planting trees. People will look for ways to save energy and water.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 1
Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
9 ) Differentiate between natural resources and human-made products.

•  Listing ways to protect our natural resources
Examples: conserving forests by recycling newspapers, conserving energy by turning off lights, promoting protection of resources by participating in activities such as Earth Day and Arbor Day

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography
Course Title: Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Understand natural resources as resources that occur naturally in the environment.
  • Understand human-made products as products that are created by humans.
  • Identify ways to protect our natural resources.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • understand
  • identify
  • differentiate
  • natural resources
  • human-made
  • products
  • conserving
  • recycling
  • energy
  • Earth Day
  • Arbor Day
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The difference between natural resources and human-made products.
  • Techniques for protecting natural resources (for example, turning off lights when leaving a room, throwing trash away, recycling paper and plastic, etc.).
  • Techniques for promoting protection of resources by participating in Earth Day and Arbor Day.
  • Vocabulary: natural resources, human-made products, conserving, recycling, reduces, reuse, energy, Earth Day, Arbor Day
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Understand what natural resources and human-made resources are.
  • Describe ways to protect and conserve natural resources.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There is a difference between natural resources and human-made products.
  • We must protect and conserve natural resources.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.1.9- Identify examples of natural resources and human-made products.


Tags: comprehension, Earth Day, informational text, natural resources
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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Author: Ginger Boyd