Earth Day

Earth Day

April 22, 2017

Do-Now Discussion

What are the top five issues your class would like our newly elected government officials to address in their new terms? How does the environment rank in your classroom’s list?


It’s the duty of every citizen to help preserve the environment. As part of the Center’s Earth Day celebration, you’ll learn about green pioneers like President Teddy Roosevelt and First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson. 


Celebrate Earth Day with the National Constitution Center with a variety of resources for in the classroom.

Constitution Hall Pass

Everything’s Gone Green: The Story of Earth Day

Students and teachers can also tune into Constitution Hall Pass.  This engaging episode of our video lesson series tells the history of the environmental movement in the United States and the origins of the holiday we know as Earth Day. Explore why protecting our environment is so important, and discover the ways you can be an active citizen by going green!  

Don’t forget to use our great discussion questions before and after you watch the episode, and join a live chat with our staff from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.
Produced by the National Constitution Center, Constitution Hall Pass is a free, fun, and fascinating webcast and live chat series. Tune in online at

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