Create a Park! A Place to Play and Plant Flowers
Lady Bird Johnson: First Ladies' Lives
Skill: Elementary School
Time Required: Two to three class periods
One of Claudia (Lady Bird) Johnson’s interests was developing a beautiful environment through cultivating and planting. Developing a park system was one way she could create a beautiful and clean environment for everyone to enjoy. She was so involved in this effort that a park was named in her honor and another park was dedicated to Lady Bird at the island in the Potomac River in Washington D.C. In this lesson, students will explore some of the work involved in establishing and developing a park. Students can use their imagination in planning an imaginary park in their area.