Environmental responsibility is a lesson in many Reading Rainbow episodes. And Still the Turtle Watched is a story about a turtle carved in rock watches ecological changes in sadness.
Levar takes students watching Reading Rainbow DVDs on a historical journey. In this episodes, he stakes them on a journey from the first settlers in this country to the present, and explores our responsibility to care for the earth. Scientists show how they care for and raise nearly extinct bald eagles and release them into their natural habitat.
Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back by Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London;
My First Green Book: A Life-sized Guide to Caring for our Environment by Angela K. Welkes;
A River Ran Wild by Lynne Cherry.
Author: Sheila MacGill-Callahan
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Use this episode to further enhance your science curriculum. Science Concepts: function of roots, seed dispersal, nutrients, pollution.
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Click here for Theme Lesson Plan -- "Birds, Bats, Bees, Butterfies"
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Ideal for Grades: K - 4
Duration: 30 minutes
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