Don't Be Impervious to the Impermeable

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Science
Social Studies
Mathematics
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

What is the relationship between community development and the environment?  How has development negatively impacted my community and what can be done about it?

 

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Unit Overview 

This unit is about the impact of growth (commercial and residential) on the environment and the trade-offs we make for progress at the loss of nature. The purpose of this lesson is to make learners aware of the environmental impact of impervious surfaces and empower them to become environmental stewards.

Service Experience 
Learner teams will investigate a microcosm of their community for the purpose to identifying and recommending changes in the community that represent alternatives to impervious surfaces.
Lessons in This Unit