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Earth Day 2006
Volume 8, Issue 10 March 2006
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Student Summer Reading 2006
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Our May 2006 edition of the Innovative Teaching Newsletter will be a compiled list of recommended reading you can send home with students this summer! I am looking for recommendations from each of you in order to make this list a quality, comprehensive listing of what's new, what's hot and what's best for students at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

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Earth Day

Earth Day has become the set date of April 22nd every calendar year. Since its inception back in 1970, it is celebrated to call the world's attention to our care of the Earth. As the day has evolved, teachers have found it a rich source of tie-ins for Science, Social Studies and Health curricula at varied grade levels, as well as Math and the Language Arts.

So many altruistic causes have gone by the wayside in the last thirty years, on what moral imperatives do we still stand? What will kids make a stand for in the next century? Who can say what societal issues may provoke their passions as technology and communications continue to redefine the global community. But this much is certain: we will continue to share the same Earth and these same issues will need to be continually addressed by our children and our children's children. Here is an offering of what's out there to help your kids make the connections between their studies and one of the true remnants of unabashed activism still thriving today - the environmental movement.

This is the most comprehensive listing of Earth Day-related resources I've offered yet. Enjoy!

Backyard Magic - http://www.gnb.ca/0009/0372/0003/0001-e.asp

Celebrate Earth Day Everyday - http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/earthday/index.html

Clean Air Markets - http://www.epa.gov/airmarkets/acidrain/

Clean Sweep - http://www.kab.org/kids/defaultx.htm

Dr. E's Energy Lab - http://www.eere.energy.gov/kids/

Earth Day Canada - http://www.earthday.ca/

Earth Day Crafts and Projects - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/earthday/

Earth Day Groceries - http://www.earthdaybags.org/

Earth Day in Your Neighborhood - http://www.allspecies.org/neigh/blocka.htm

Earth Day Network - http://www.earthday.org/

Earth Day 2005 - http://earthday.envirolink.org/

Earth Observatory - http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/

Earth's Birthday Project - http://www.earthsbirthday.org/

Eco Pros - http://www.eco-pros.com/

Eco-Index - http://www.eco-index.org/new/index.cfm

Ecology Strikes Back - http://www.headbone.com/derby/eco/

Educational in Nature - http://www.gp.com/EducationalinNature/

EduGreen - http://edugreen.teri.res.in/

EEK! - http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/

Energy Fast - http://www.earthdayenergyfast.org/

Energy Kids' Page - http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/index.html

EnergyQuest - http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/

The Environment: A Global Challenge - http://library.thinkquest.org/26026/

Environmental Inquiry - http://ei.cornell.edu/

Environmental Kids Club - http://www.epa.gov/kids/index.htm

EPA Earth Day - http://www.epa.gov/earthday/

ES 2000 - http://library.advanced.org/25014/

Food News - http://www.foodnews.org/

Garbage - http://www.learner.org/exhibits/garbage/intro.html

Global Warming - http://www.climatehotmap.org/

Global Warming (EPA) - http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/index.html

Green Frog News - http://www.thegreenfrognews.com/index.html

Green Squad - http://www.nrdc.org/greensquad/intro/intro_1.asp

Greenhouse Gas Online - http://www.ghgonline.org/

Happy Earth Day Coloring and Activities Book - http://www.epa.gov/region5/publications/happy.pdf

Helpful Hints for Planet Earth - http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/earthday/earthday.htm

Imagination Factory - http://kid-at-art.com/

International Earth Day 2005 - http://www.earthsite.org/\

Internet Consumer Recycling Guide - http://www.obviously.com/recycle/

Just for Kids - http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/justforkids/site/default.asp

Keep America Beautiful - http://www.kab.org/

Kids do Ecology - http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/

Living in Paper - http://www.livinginpaper.com/

Lorax Save the Tress Game - http://www.seussville.com/games/lorax/

Make a Rain Stick for Earth Day - http://www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/lsson44.html

Natural Resources, the Environment, and Ecosystems - http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/ecosystems/

NIEHS Kids' Pages - http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/home.htm

Paper U - http://www.tappi.org/paperu/welcome.htm

Planet Pals - http://www.planetpals.com/earthday.html

Primary Games - http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/earth_day/earthday.htm

Quest of the Ring Leaders - http://www.ringleader.com/quest/intro.html

Rainforest Action Network - http://www.ran.org/

Rammed Earth - http://www.hahaha.com.au/rammed.earth/

Recycle City - http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/

Renewable Energy - http://www.eere.energy.gov/kids/pdfs/rnwenrgy.pdf

Roscoe's recycle Room - http://www.recycleroom.org/

Rotten Truth About Garbage - http://www.astc.org/exhibitions/rotten/rthome.htm

Squigly's Playhouse - http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/Holidays/EarthDay.html

Teach Earth - http://www.teachearth.com/

US Government Earth Day Portal - http://www.earthday.gov/

Water Science for Schools - http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/

Watercare - http://www.watercare.net/

Wilderness Society - http://earthday.wilderness.org/teachers/

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