Video Writing Prompt: Keep America Beautiful Month

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April is Keep America Beautiful Month!

Founded more than 50 years, Keep America Beautiful works to unite individuals, businesses, and local government all in the name of protecting and preserving the environment. The organization celebrates their work every April during Keep America Beautiful month and encourages people to work together to prevent litter, reduce waste and beautify their communities. 

This Video Writing Prompt requires students to watch a video of  community residents working together to clean up litter and plant trees. Have your students watch the video and then ask them to complete the writing exercise.

Grades K-2: What is Litter?

Explain to student what litter is and help them understand how littering negatively affects the community they live in. Then, ask students to write or draw examples of litter.

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Grades 3-5: How Can We Keep Our School Beautiful?

Have students to answer the following questions:

  • Why is littering bad for the school and the community?
  • What should you do if you see a fellow student littering?

Grades 6-8: How Can We Keep Our City Beautiful?

Americans generate more than 250 million tons of garbage each year. Ask students to write a brief essay that explains:

  • The effect excess waste generation has on the environment;
  • The  importance of recycling;
  • How they can help reduce waste production in their own homes.

Now tell us: how are you and your students planning to celebrate Keep America Beautiful Month?