In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, here is a biography of Rachel Carson, the pioneering environmentalist. She wrote Silent Spring to wake people up to the harmful impact humans were having on our planet.
Grade Range: 1-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 20 minutes
Date Posted: 9/24/2012
Lookout for plants and animals, and the ways that people have changed the natural environment. Part of an OurStory module entitled Discover and Protect Nature, this activity includes step-by-step directions, a tally sheet, and background information. OurStory is designed to help children and adults explore history together through the use of children's literature, museum objects, and hands-on activities.