Rachel Carson and the Modern Environmental Movement

Scholars analyze the environmental movement started in the 1960s. Through excerpts from Rachel Carson's books as well as diary entries, they take a look at the reason for the modern movement to save the planet and then create final written responses. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research the various environmental acts passed during the 1970s that are included in the resource
  • Create guided-reading questions to help those who struggle with the material
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson only takes one class period, so pace accordingly

  • Resource includes printable materials for use in class
  • Lesson provides discussion and written response questions 

  • None
Common Core