Here comes the garbage barge lesson plan

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Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter

This New York Times Best Illustrated Book is a mostly true and completely stinky story that is sure to make you say, “Pee-yew!” Teaching environmental awareness has become a national priority, and this hilarious book (subtly) drives home the message that we can’t produce unlimited trash without consequences.

Before everyone recycled . . .

There was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it.

What did they do?

Enter the Garbage Barge!

Amazing art built out of junk, toys, and found objects by Red Nose Studio makes this the perfect book for Earth Day or any day, and photos on the back side of the jacket show how the art was created.
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Here Comes the Garbage Barge read by Justin Theroux

Before there was recycling, there was the garbage barge, which carried a town's 3, tons of garbage away. Here Comes the Garbage Barge Read Aloud by Justin Theroux. Actor Justin Theroux reads Here Comes the Garbage Barge by Jonah Winter.
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This is a great lesson to show what happens to our trash. The book does a wonderful job illustrating the point of how bad trash pollution is. I think it's so important for kids to understand where something goes when we throw it "away"! Thanks for hosting the Storybook Science series again. So fun! I am doing this project for my science class, I totally loved the idea!

connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textural evidence. Tell students the name of the book is Here Comes the Garbage Barge. Define.
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If it is not possible to schedule a Westmoreland Cleanways speaker we can work with you to develop a lesson or activity. We also have educational material available at no charge. Printed material is available while supplies last; the interactive boards are available for loan on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact our Program Director or call for technical support or to order materials and supplies. Grades: Preschool-2, Booklet contains age appropriate activities related to reducing, reusing, recycling, litter, composting, and saving energy. Special Thanks to Greta Garsteck for her illustrations. Grades Booklet contains information and activities on the history of Earth Day, reusing, reducing, recycling, litter, composting, the water cycle and watersheds.

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