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Celebrate Arbor Day and learn about the history and origin of the holiday with this Arbor Day activity. The reading passage encourages reading comprehension, and the accompanying word search puzzle helps to teach students new vocabulary words.

Julius Sterling Morton, newspaper publisher, political leader, and avid nature lover, helped establish the first Arbor Day in Nebraska, in 1872. Soon other states began to recognize the importance of tree planting. Today, Arbor Day is observed in most states of the United States and in most provinces of Canada.

This reading comprehension and puzzle worksheet, taken from the Ecology Thematic Unit by Teacher Created Resources, includes a printable word search activity and is a great way to incorporate Arbor Day into learning.

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Ecology Thematic Unit
Ecology Thematic Unit
Teacher Created Resources
Browse a multi-page, printable resource of ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities about ecology.
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