[Lesson Plan] Arbor Day Activities for Grades 4-6 Blog Feature

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite on April 16th, 2024

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[Lesson Plan] Arbor Day Activities for Grades 4-6

Lessons/Activities/Templates | Student Engagement | Academic Subject: English Language Arts | Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | Featured Topics: Classroom Celebrations/Holidays | Academic Subject: Interdisciplinary | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities

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Trees are good for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and among many other environmentally-beneficial qualities, they are important to many cultures in bringing people together.

On the last Friday in April each year, the United States celebrates Arbor Day - with the planting, nurturing, and honoring of trees! First celebrated in Nebraska in 1872 where 1 million trees were planted, the holiday spread across the country to schools, across the globe to other countries, and became a Federally recognized holiday in 1970.

In this lesson plan, designed for students in grades 4-6 but fully customizable for the needs of your classroom, students will work through creative activities and writing exercises learning about the history and cultural significance of Arbor Day and trees. Created in partnership with Cathy Henry, educator and founder of The Curriculum Corner and Free Word Work, students will explore reading passages, research trees, and create presentations around their understanding of the Arbor Day holiday.

The objectives of this lesson include:

  • Students will learn about the history of Arbor Day.
  • Students will learn about the connection between trees and cultures.
  • Students will write to share what they have learned about their focus.

Download this free lesson plan activity, Arbor Day Activities for Grades 4-6 containing:

  • Reading Passages
  • Anchor Visuals
  • Writing Prompts
  • Worksheets
  • And more!

Download the Arbor Day Lesson & Printables

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