Check out my New York Times post, Ideas for English-Language Learners | Earth Day and the Environment.
Earth Day, a time to recognize and celebrate environmental awareness, is on April 22nd. I thought it might be useful to have a “The Best…” list for that day.
This list isn’t very long since a previous list, The Best Sites To Introduce Environmental Issues Into The Classroom, really has the best environmental-related resources.
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In order to make this list, of course, sites had to accessible to English Language Learners.
Here are my picks for The Best Earth Day Sites (not in any order of preference):
The History Channel has a nice Earth Day feature.
Everyday Is Earth Day is a “talking story” from Starfall for Beginning English Language Learners.
The official Earth Day website has plenty of adaptable curriculum ideas for teachers.
Scholastic has an article describing the history of Earth Day.
A Colorful History of Earth Day is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.
Earth Day 2009 is a series of photos from the Boston Globe’s The Big Picture.
CBS News has a slideshow also sharing 2009 Earth Day images from different parts of the globe.
You can send Earth Day eCards (you can post links to them on a teacher or student website) from Blue Mountain.
Teaching Tolerance is on The Best Places To Find Free (And Good) Lesson Plans On The Internet list, and they just came out with two good lesson plans for Earth Day. Both are related to environmental racism — the fact that low-income communities often have more hazards and pollution than in places that are better — off.
The two lesson plans are:
CNN has several good videos and slideshows, including:
Earth Day Turns 40 is an article from Scholastic.
PBS has an Earth Day across America slideshow.
Ten Ways to ‘Go Green’ and Mark Earth Day comes from The New York Times Learning Network.
Timeline: 70 Years of Environmental Change is an interactive from The New York Times.
In Honor of Earth Day: The Earth From Above is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.
Earth Day 2010 is from the Big Picture.
Gearing up for Earth Day is a Washington Post slideshow.
Celebrating Earth Day across the world is another Washington Post slideshow.
Earth Day 2012 is a photo gallery from the Boston Globe.
Earth Day and All Days: 10 Ways to Learn About the Environment is from The New York Times Learning Network..
Images of Earth From Above is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.
Earth Day by the Numbers is from CNN.
Earth Day 2013: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists and Classroom Ideas is from Edutopia.
Five-Minute Film Festival: Earth Day is also from Edutopia.
The Environment’s New Math: How to Look at Earth Day, by the Numbers is from The Atlantic.
ELL Ideas: Learning About the Environment is from Colorin Colorado.
Google has created a pretty need site called Nature’s Engineers.
Earth Day 2014: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas is from Edutopia.
Natural Heroes are a series of great public television films and educator resources.
Your Earth Day Guide to Saving the World is from The Atlantic.
Earth Day 2014 is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.
Let’s Celebrate Earth Day with Some Gorgeous Photos from NASA is from The Atlantic.
Our Planetary Home is a nice infographic from GOOD.
Earth Day 45 is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.
Earth Day 2016 is from The Boston Globe.
— Esri (@Esri) April 22, 2017
7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day https://t.co/I5Xd1ZO6Lt
— Vox (@voxdotcom) April 22, 2017
The March for Science on Earth Day, explained: https://t.co/IepEFSWt5i
— Vox (@voxdotcom) April 22, 2017
80 beautiful photos from around the world on Earth Day is from USA Today.
48 Environmental Victories Since the First Earth Day is from National Geographic.
— Nancy Callan (@esljigsaws) April 19, 2019
As always, feedback is welcome.