How much to you know about Earth Day?

Looking for an earth day lesson plan? Look no further. The Washington Post for Kids published this fun trivia quiz that can conjure many side discussions on environmental issues.

Earth Day is a celebration that is intended to spark environmental awareness at all levels of society. Families, schools, communities and nations show their support of environmentally friendly actions and goals. I think we can all agree that being kind to mother nature is to everyone’s advantage. But in practice, it can sometimes be difficult to incorporate environmentally friendly habits.

I have resigned to think that this is more a process that a binary state (either you are or you’re not).  Yes there are the extreme “tree-huggers” as well as those who just don’t seem to care, but pointing fingers doesn’t help either way.  My motto is lead by example and don’t feel guilty about what you could be doing better and don’t look down on those who could be doing more.  That might sound a little wishy-washy, but I think it works.

Pre discussion 

  • Mind Map the following concept : lessen environmental footprint (good expression to explain)

The quiz: Washington Post How much do you know about Earth Day and the environment? 

  • Have the participants do the quiz in pairs. Encourage them to paraphrase the answers.

Discussion Questions:

  • What are some of the answers that surprise you?
  • How do you feel about the state of the environment?
  • What are some of the habits you have changed to lessen your environmental foot print?
  • Do you know of some easy actions that others may not know about?
  • What is you community doing?

Let me know how it goes…