Earth Day

Earth Day

April 22, 2018

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?

IN THE CLASSROOM

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 on Friday, April 21, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT:
 
Produced by the National Constitution Center, Constitution Hall Pass is a free, fun, and fascinating webcast and live chat series. Tune in online at constitutioncenter.org/hallpass.

Lesson Plans

Activities

 

AT THE CENTER

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. 

“It Is Easy Being Green” Quiz Game
10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Main Lobby

Step up and spin our Earth Day wheel and see how much eco-friendly knowledge you possess! Categories include Earth Day History, Reusing and Recycling, and Alternative Energies.

Craft Activity Stations
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Main Lobby

At our craft tables, visitors will as create fun and handy cootie-catches that provide helpful tips on going green.

Constitution Hall Pass: “Everything’s Gone Green: The Story of Earth Day” Video
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Main Lobby

In this episode of the museum’s popular video lesson series, visitors can discover 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!

Produced by the National Constitution Center, Constitution Hall Pass is a free, fun, and fascinating video lesson and live chat series. Visit constitutioncenter.org/hallpass

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