In honor of Earth Day, fourth grade classes at East Broadway Elementary School wrote persuasive essays to explain the reasons why people need to work together to save the planet.
The students read stories such as "Ecology for Kids" from the Journey's series and "Dear Children of the Earth: A Letter from Home" by Schim Schimmel. They also researched facts about some serious issues that are causing harm to our ecosystems and environment. The students supported their opinions and gave creative suggestions on how we can conserve energy, preserve resources, protect the ozone layer and help save animal habitats. The lesson allowed students to develop a deeper understanding of our planet and how to protect it.?