Happy Earth Day!

By Tricia Culligan
April 22, 2020

Looking for some stories to read with your class on Earth Day? Storyworks 3 has you covered!

April 22 is Earth Day, a time when people around the world reflect on what they can do to help the environment. The first Earth Day took place fifty years ago on April 22, 1970. Today, more than a billion people around the world celebrate Earth Day by recognizing and appreciating the natural world. Learning more about the environment is a great way to celebrate Earth Day this year!

A Splash of Blue – Emily Dickinson’s beautiful poem uses imagery to describe the sky.

Who Am I – This brief poem imparts a big message about our place in the world.

Same Hands – This moving poem explores the relationship between humans and elephants

The Girl Who’s Saving Bees – How one girl turned her fear into something sweet

Saving the Dolphins – When dolphins like are in danger, this amazing man comes to their rescue

Meet This Bird’s Hero - Condos are in danger. But Joe Burnett is doing everything he can to help them.

The Woman Who Lived in a Tree – An inspiring play describing the sequence of events that led a brave activist to save an ancient redwood tree

Hottest/Coldest Places – Two fascinating articles compare the world’s most extreme environments.

Two Miles for a Drink of Water & Little Miss Flint – Young girls in different countries solve a similar problem: polluted drinking water in their communities

Did you use any of these stories in an Earth Day lesson? Let us know how it went at storyworksjr@scholastic.com.

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