April 2019

The Great Garbage Strike

Explore This Issue

Listen and Read Together

Extend the Lesson

Videos (1)

Games (1)


Academic Standards


Reading Objective:

Children will identify the causes and effects of a garbage strike, as well as evaluate the importance of sanitation workers in our communities.


Social Studies Focus:

trash, economics


ELA Skills:

key details, cause and effect, nonfiction writing, vocabulary


Page 4 Skills:

Read a diagram



sanitation, landfill, strike, compost, recycle, communities



RI.2.1, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.10, W.2.2, W.2.8, SL.2.2