Earth Day - Hooray! Lesson for Grades 2-4

Earth Day Hooray book cover

Students listen to the book Earth Day—Hooray! and learn how incentives change people's behavior. The students learn how characters in the book collect cans to sell to the recycling center and use the money they receive to buy flowers to plant in the park. In a classroom discussion of the story, students track the number of cans brought to school each day. Students evaluate scenarios to determine what behavior is being encouraged or discouraged and to identify whether the incentives are rewards or penalties.

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This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 2, 3, and 4.

Book written by Stuart J. Murphy / ISBN: 0-06-000129-1. This book is in print and available.

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Audience:   Elementary School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Literature, Economics
Resource Types:   Lessons, SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard, STEM
Concepts:   Consumers/Producers, Incentives
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