As a premier search engine for teachers, Lesson Planet is currently offering access to its search engine of teacher-reviewed online lesson plans that contains more than 7,000 Earth Day lessons to help extend the importance of Earth Day into the classroom.
Online PR News – 26-March-2009 – – SANTA BARBARA, CA – Online curriculum resource Lesson Planet, a search engine specifically designed for teachers, recently announced that more than 7,000 quality, easy to find Earth Day lesson plans are accessible online. Teachers and parents can locate the holiday-specific lesson plans, which are targeted towards children of all ages from Kindergarten to 12th grade, through Lesson Planet’s user-friendly search engine.
For the younger kids, Lesson Planet offers fun Earth Day curriculum ideas, which include hands-on, celebratory arts and crafts projects and earth day contests students can enter. Lesson Planet also has reviewed more thought-provoking, environmentally conscious assignments for older students such as water pollution lesson plans.
One of the fastest growing online curriculum resources, Lesson Planet is free from advertising and is a membership driven website. Memberships to Lesson Planet are available for home schooling parents, individual teachers, as well as entire schools or educational districts.
“The importance of Earth Day should not be overlooked in the classroom. Through the use of Lesson Planet, educators can find thousands of age-appropriate, curriculum-focused Earth Day lesson plans to help create a fun, inviting, yet still educational learning environment for students,” says Jim Hurley of LessonPlanet.com. (http://www.lessonplanet.com)
All of the Earth Day lesson plans, along with the site’s non-holiday specific curriculum ideas, are available online and can be found by using Lesson Planet’s search engine that is designed for teachers. For a limited time, Lesson Planet is currently offering a free 10-day trial membership for parents and teachers. At the end of the no obligation trial period, educators can choose to extend their membership annually for $29.95, or approximately 60 cents per week.
By extending their membership, teachers and parents will have access to Lesson Planet to review the full spectrum of quality lesson plans by simply searching for curriculum ideas based on teacher rating, keyword, grade level or subject area. Additionally, members are encouraged to comment on recommended lesson plans by posting helpful tips, teaching techniques, or supplemental lesson plan extension ideas.
About Lesson Planet: Lesson Planet (http://www.lessonplanet.com), a search engine specifically designed for teachers, provides easy access to a wealth of online lesson plans that have been reviewed by experienced educators. Lesson Planet makes it easy for teachers to discover online lesson plans for almost every academic area including science and math in an easily searchable format. Additionally, the user-friendly search engine currently features more than 7,000 quality Earth Day lesson plans appropriate for children of all ages.