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Model Cities and You

Lesson Description:

Activity Overview

In this activity, students are broken into small groups and assigned a “green city” that is taking a lead in environmental and social sustainability. After researching the characteristics and accomplishments of this city, each group presents their findings to the entire class.

Learning Outcomes

≠ Students understand the characteristics of a model city
≠ Students learn about exemplar model green cities

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • Green Building
  • Water
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
  • Waste Reduction Challenge

Time Needed:
2 class periods
Materials Needed:
  • Computer (internet access)
  • Student Handout

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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Model Cities and You.pdf
Located in: Science | Creativity | Math

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