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?
IN THE CLASSROOM
Celebrate Earth Day with the National Constitution Center with a variety of resources for in the classroom.
Educational Video: Everything’s Gone Green: The Story of Earth Day
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!
- The Exchange: Should a Clean and Healthy Environment Be a Constitutional Right?
- Download April’s Civics in Literature Lesson: Earth Day and Tax Day
AT THE CENTER
As part of the Center’s Earth Day celebration, visitors can learn about green pioneers like President Teddy Roosevelt and First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson. Programming on the Center’s front lawn will include a gardening activity and 18th century games. Visitors will also be able to create cootie-catchers that provide helpful tips on going green.