Discover and Protect Nature

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 120 minutes
Date Posted: 9/24/2012

In 1962, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring changed the way people thought about their relationship to nature. Warning readers of the impact of man-made pesticides on birds, insects, and other wildlife, Carson’s book caused a firestorm of public responses and is considered by some experts to be a major moment in the modern environmental movement. By using this OurStory module, children and adults can enjoy exploring this history through children's literature, museum objects, and hands-on activities. Focused around Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World a picture-book biography, the module includes links to hands-on activities and a list of recommended readings for further exploration.

National Standards

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)

Instructional Strategies