Civic Environmentalist: Rachel Carson (12th Grade)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Science
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

What can we learn from diverse people today and in history about private action for the common good? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Students learn about the impact one woman had on the world and our environment. Rachel Carson's advocacy is an example for them of how they can become civic environmentalists.

Service Experience 
 Students develop an “action plan” that identifies an environmental problem, the causes for the problem, the goal/solution in dealing with this problem and steps that they will take as they play the role of a “civic environmentalist." 
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