In this lesson, students learn more about Earth Day as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to research some questions about the holiday and the environmental conservation issues that it involves. Next, they choose a related topic of interest and research it in more depth to create a poster using software available on classroom computers or Web 2.0 tools such as PosterMyWall, Canva, Prezi, etc.
A complete answer key is provided for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students, full instructions for the project with topic ideas, and a grading rubric.
This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well. It is appropriate for middle school science, social studies, or technology classes. This is a great lesson to leave with a sub too!