Students utilize classroom learning and multimedia projects to identify key aspects of urban ecosystems and explore the concept of environmental justice locally and globally.
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Unit: Oil Changes Everything
This lesson will allow the learners to experience the human impact on ecosystems by participating in an event-based investigation.
Learners demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the importance of the Great Lakes, their respective ecosystems, and citizen responsibility to protect the waterways.
Unit: Jobs on the Move
In this lesson, students learn about the interconnectedness of the ecosystem and its impact on the economy of a region. Students will examine both biotic and abiotic ecosystem components and link these to historical industries of the region. Students will investigate the long-term sustainability...
The purpose of this lesson is to give students a chance to investigate the effects of dams on the ecosystem of a region (the long-term effects that are not anticipated).
Students explore the concept of stewardship of natural resources. They examine the effects of human intervention on ecosystems that include water resources.
Unit: Beneficial Bees
Students explore bees as pollinators and learn about reasons their population numbers have been declining in recent years. They write a letter or create a handout to teach others how to help bees through planting native species.
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The purpose of the lesson is to help learners understand the importance of watersheds and ways in which water pollution occurs. After understanding the importance of the watersheds, they will recognize that wise usage of their local watershed is an example of stewardship.
Students view a film and explore facts and research about hunger. They brainstorm what they know and need to know (KWL). Then, they receive a challenge in the form of a letter to research and propose solutions to food insecurity related to food production.