Scholastic News: Earth Day 2012 http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/earthday/articles/index.asp?article=history=0 "Imagine a world without trees. What if the rain forests, and all of the exotic plants and colorful animals that call it home, suddenly did not exist? In 1962, Gaylord Nelson decided something needed to be done to protect the environment. The work that he began led to what we now know as Earth Day."
Earth Day Activities EARTH DAY QR CODE SCAVENGER HUNT In search of fun Earth Day activities? Engage your students with this fun Earth Day QR Code Scavenger Hunt! Page 3: Materials, Preparation, Activity and Management Tips Pages 4-5: Earth Day Questions Worksheet Pages 6-20: QR Code Cards (The cards cover questions on the history, fun facts and celebrations of Earth Day.) Pages 21-36: Answer Key
Help your students investigate how Earth Day began and reflect on how they do their part by taking care of the environment. Students will cut out and fill in a 4-section tabbed handbook that chronicals the History of Earth Day with a timeline. It uses my History of Earth Day FreebieAlso included are two video links that students can use to fill in the timeline.