Earth Day Story – Wangari’s Trees of Peace

Today we read the true story of Wangari Maathai.  The book is called ‘Wangari’s Trees of Peace‘ and it is by Jeanette Winter.

Discussion Questions

These can be discussed as a class or your answers can be left on this page as a comment.

  1. What parallels can you draw between Wangari and Greta Thunberg?
  2. What were some of the many ways that Wangari’s Green Belt Movement had an impact?
  3. How did the Green Belt Movement help to foster peace in Kenya?

Activity – Spread a Green Message on Your Socials!

If you have a school blog, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Snapchat account, use today as a day to post about an environmental topic that is important to you.  For some inspiration check out some TikTok #earthday videos!



1 thought on “Earth Day Story – Wangari’s Trees of Peace

  1. Thanks for the great story sharing! Grade 7 discussed the questions- we thought that the parallels between Wangari and Greta Thunberg were they both had a passion and committed to helping the world in a positive way. They are also both inspirational women, helping empower others to help too. They both started grassroots movements and had challenges along the way.

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