Beauty All Around You

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 30 minutes
Date Posted: 3/15/2010

Discover the beauty in nature in your neighborhood or a local botanical garden in this activity related to First Lady Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson and her work to protect the environment and bring beauty to every community. This activity guide includes tips for finding local botanical gardens, suggestions of activities to do while exploring the botanical garden or neighborhood, and background information on Lady Bird's environmental activism. This activity is a part of the OurStory module called First Lady for the Environment.

OurStory is a series of modules designed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of objects from the Museum's vast collections, quality children's literature, and engaging hands-on activities. Ideal for afterschool use, OurStory resources allow students to think critically, to be creative, and to achieve academic standards both in and out of the classroom.