Sharing Our World
Focus Questions: Can humans and animals coexist in the same habitat? What is a community? What do humans and wildlife share? Does the Common Good include wildlife?
Students gain an understanding of habitats and the coexistence of humans and wildlife. They explain the importance of and their responsibility for protecting and nurturing the environment.
Through a variety of literature, students will develop an understanding and awareness of the many types of wildlife that coexist with people in and around an urban area. Students will gain knowledge of how they can be instrumental in maintaining a healthy environment for humans and wildlife that inhabit our cities.
Students conduct Internet research to gain a better understanding of the changes that have occurred in the environment and animal habitats since the 1700s.
Using technology, students will work in a cooperative team to explore the effects of industrialization on wildlife.
Through exploration and observation, students will gain further insight into city wildlife and habitat in our community.
Using various means of communication, students will demonstrate their knowledge of City Wildlife and present the findings of their inquiry teams.
By participating in a service-learning project, students will gain a greater understanding of what it means to serve for the Common Good. After learning about City Wildlife and their struggle in coexistence with humans, students will take action that will benefit our neighboring animals.