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Humans and the Environment: A Story of Change

Lesson Description:
In this lesson, students explore their assumptions and level of understanding about how humans impact the world around them. They analyze images of scenes from around the world to identify examples of human modifications and predict how those areas might look without those modifications.
Lesson Type:
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Green Building

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program

Standards Addressed:
NSE (Science)
  • Abilities and understandings necessary to conduct scientific inquiry

NCSS (Social Studies)
  • Culture: Study of culture and cultural diversity
  • Time, Continuity, and Change: Study of the past and its legacy
  • People, Places, and Environments: Study of people, places, and environments
  • Individuals, Groups, Institutions: Study of interactions among individuals, groups, and institutions
  • Global Connections: Study of global connections and interdependence

NCTE (English)
  • Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
  • Students use a variety of technological and information resources to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge

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