Monday, March 2, 2009

Rachel Carson: ESL Lessons for Women's History Month

This year, the NWHP honors women who are leaders in the "green" movement. The NWHP is honoring Rachel Carson, the founder of the modern environmental movement, as the model of the theme: Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet.

VOANews: Rachel Carson, 1907-1964: Her Books Helped Launch the Environmental Protection Movement in the US
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: Carson's book "Silent Spring" influenced the US government’s decision to ban the pesticide DDT.

Famous People English Lessons: Rachel Carson (1907–1964) was a pioneer of the global environmental movement through her writing about conservation. Her 1962 book ‘Silent Spring’ made her famous.

ESL Discussions: Environment What would you do to save our environment?