Northwest AEA Resources - Earth Day

AEA Digital Library:Keeping Earth Healthy, Green Planet Series

BookFlix: The fiction book, Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback  is paired with the nonfiction title, Recycle That by Fay Robinson. Both titles have a read along feature that highlights text as the book is being read.  There is also a lesson plan, puzzlers, and suggested websites to accompany the paired titles.


Britannica School: You can find information by searching for Earth Day (Celebration) and Environmentalism. Remember that Britannica makes it easy to move between three different reading levels without changing the interface or look of the resource.

Green footprint

iClipart: Find images for student projects in iClipart without having to worry about copyright or permission to use. The green footprint is from iClipart.


Gale...Infotrac for Middle level students: Use the article: Turner, Lisa. "Waste Not, Want Not: discover 60 easy, earth-friendly ways to conserve more energy, water, and other natural resources." Better Nutrition Apr. 2014: 51+. Student Edition. Web. 30 Mar. 2016. Find many additional reference articles and journal articles using Gale.


Learn360: A good number of videos are  available. You might enjoy Earth Day: Celebrate the Earth. Click on this link for additional videos and resources.

The earth is in ruin and someone observes to his children that another earth day has come and gone, with the point being that we should be doing more.

SIRS: You can find numerous articles in SIRS, but don’t forget to look at the graphics too: The earth is in ruin and someone observes to his children that another earth day has come and gone, with the point being that we should be doing more.

"Why Earth Day Needs a Regreening." Christian Science Monitor. 20 Apr. 2012: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 30 Mar. 2016. Some books that could be used with students to learn about earth day include:

  • Biscuit’s Earth Day Celebration by Alyssa Satin Capucilli,

  • Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Plants! Gilbert Goes Green by Diane deGroat.

  • Earth Day Every Day by Lisa Bullard and Xiao Xin.

  • Katie Saves the Earth by Fran Manushkin and Tammie Lyon (100 copies are available in MackinVia).

  • Let’s Celebrate Earth Day by Barbara deRubertis.

  • Earth Day by Robin Nelson

  • Gaylord Nelson: Champion for Our Earth by Sheila Terman Cohen.  

Many of the teaching resources that accompany these books include book guides and lesson plans.


Teen Health and Wellness: Articles that can be found include: reducing your carbon footprint, green transportation, conservation, nonrenewable resources and renewable resources.


FreedomFlix: Under the topic Today’s World, you’ll find the book Environmental Protection by Wil Mara. This title has unlimited simultaneous access so everyone in your classroom can use it at the same time. In addition, the book has read-aloud capabilities with the ability to select two reading speeds. Also included with the book is a lesson plan, related websites, project idea and assessment.


MackinVia: The book, Katie Saves the Earth, has 100 copies available for your students to use. There is also Earth Words and Ecology: Delicate Balance of Life on Earth. Katie saves the Earth, by Fran Manushkin.


Lending Library: We have K-12 books, DVD’s and other multimedia items available to be checked out from our lending library. Here’s a link to the bibliography of available resources.