A biography of Lady Bird Johnson, who, as the wife of President Lyndon Johnson, reminded citizens about the importance of conserving natural resources and promoted the beautification of cities and highways by planting wildflowers.
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 4/22/2010
The Environmental Movement
This button depicts the ecology symbol, a small letter “e” inside the larger letter “O,” the letters standing for “environment” and “organism.” Cartoonist Ron Cobb invented the symbol in 1969. The ecology symbol appeared in a green U.S. flag for the first time in the April 21, 1970 issue of Look magazine.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)
5B: Analyze the interests and values of the various people involved.
5C: Identify causes of the problem or dilemma.
5D: Propose alternative choices for addressing the problem.
5E: Formulate a position or course of action on an issue.
5F: Identify the solution chosen.
5G: Evaluate the consequences of a decision.