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3 Free Earth Day Resources for Remote Learning

 

By Junior Scholastic Editors

Grades: 6–8

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Need Earth Day articles, videos, and resources for your remote learners? Junior Scholastic has you covered. We’re giving away three of our favorite Earth Day resources for free to celebrate the holiday’s 50th anniversary on April 22:

How Plastic Is Trashing the Planet (Text)

Teens Take Action: Climate Change (Video)

On the Road to Extinction (Text)

Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, you can use these resources to build social studies knowledge and nonfiction-reading skills while students are learning at home.

How Plastic Is Trashing the Planet

In "How Plastic Is Trashing the Planet,” your middle schoolers will learn about the history of disposable plastic, how it’s impacting our environment, and what kids can do to help.

Use the accompanying lesson plan to get the most out of this article. It includes close-reading questions, writing prompts, and differentiation tips to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Teens Take Action: Climate Change

Climate change is a complex issue. To make it engaging and easy to understand, we’ve created the video “Teens Take Action: Climate Change.” It introduces students to a 14-year-old who is standing up for the planet. She’ll guide your learners through the basics of climate change and let them know what they can do to make a difference. 

On the Road to Extinction

            Find out why one million species are now at risk of dying out in the article “On the Road to Extinction” After reading it, watch this video to learn about five ways humans are putting other species at risk.  

            Is the text too challenging for any of your readers? You can make it easier to read with a click! Just look for the box that appears to the left of the article and click the button that says 830L. You’ll get a new version of the article that’s written at a lower Lexile level, which is a measure of reading difficulty.

Need More Remote-Learning Resources?

Whether you are teacher or a parent, we hope this free content helps you celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and keeps the learning going at home. Scholastic is committed to developing and sharing resources that will help students stay engaged while schools are closed. For more free content, visit our Learn at Home site and stay tuned to this blog. 

Need Earth Day articles, videos, and resources for your remote learners? Junior Scholastic has you covered. We’re giving away three of our favorite Earth Day resources for free to celebrate the holiday’s 50th anniversary on April 22:

How Plastic Is Trashing the Planet (Text)

Teens Take Action: Climate Change (Video)

On the Road to Extinction (Text)

Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, you can use these resources to build social studies knowledge and nonfiction-reading skills while students are learning at home.

How Plastic Is Trashing the Planet

In "How Plastic Is Trashing the Planet,” your middle schoolers will learn about the history of disposable plastic, how it’s impacting our environment, and what kids can do to help.

Use the accompanying lesson plan to get the most out of this article. It includes close-reading questions, writing prompts, and differentiation tips to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Teens Take Action: Climate Change

Climate change is a complex issue. To make it engaging and easy to understand, we’ve created the video “Teens Take Action: Climate Change.” It introduces students to a 14-year-old who is standing up for the planet. She’ll guide your learners through the basics of climate change and let them know what they can do to make a difference. 

On the Road to Extinction

            Find out why one million species are now at risk of dying out in the article “On the Road to Extinction” After reading it, watch this video to learn about five ways humans are putting other species at risk.  

            Is the text too challenging for any of your readers? You can make it easier to read with a click! Just look for the box that appears to the left of the article and click the button that says 830L. You’ll get a new version of the article that’s written at a lower Lexile level, which is a measure of reading difficulty.

Need More Remote-Learning Resources?

Whether you are teacher or a parent, we hope this free content helps you celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and keeps the learning going at home. Scholastic is committed to developing and sharing resources that will help students stay engaged while schools are closed. For more free content, visit our Learn at Home site and stay tuned to this blog. 

Need Earth Day articles, videos, and resources for your remote learners? Junior Scholastic has you covered. We’re giving away three of our favorite Earth Day resources for free to celebrate the holiday’s 50th anniversary on April 22:

How Plastic Is Trashing the Planet (Text)

Teens Take Action: Climate Change (Video)

On the Road to Extinction (Text)

Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, you can use these resources to build social studies knowledge and nonfiction-reading skills while students are learning at home.

How Plastic Is Trashing the Planet

In "How Plastic Is Trashing the Planet,” your middle schoolers will learn about the history of disposable plastic, how it’s impacting our environment, and what kids can do to help.

Use the accompanying lesson plan to get the most out of this article. It includes close-reading questions, writing prompts, and differentiation tips to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Teens Take Action: Climate Change

Climate change is a complex issue. To make it engaging and easy to understand, we’ve created the video “Teens Take Action: Climate Change.” It introduces students to a 14-year-old who is standing up for the planet. She’ll guide your learners through the basics of climate change and let them know what they can do to make a difference. 

On the Road to Extinction

            Find out why one million species are now at risk of dying out in the article “On the Road to Extinction” After reading it, watch this video to learn about five ways humans are putting other species at risk.  

            Is the text too challenging for any of your readers? You can make it easier to read with a click! Just look for the box that appears to the left of the article and click the button that says 830L. You’ll get a new version of the article that’s written at a lower Lexile level, which is a measure of reading difficulty.

Need More Remote-Learning Resources?

Whether you are teacher or a parent, we hope this free content helps you celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and keeps the learning going at home. Scholastic is committed to developing and sharing resources that will help students stay engaged while schools are closed. For more free content, visit our Learn at Home site and stay tuned to this blog.