Environment: Sustaining Our World (9-12)

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

 What is a global citizen's responsibility to care for natural resources? 

Photo Credit:  Admiring the Headwaters Urederra - blue water - Nacedero del Urederra by Perlaroques is licensed under CC by 4.0 

Unit Overview 

The students compare and contrast natural and pavement groundcover. They define permeable and impermeable ground surfaces and discuss the merits of each in relationship to the environment. They define environmental stewardship and determine responsibility for caring for the environment. They analyze mission statements from environmental organizations and write their own personal mission statement. 

Service Experience 
 The students are encouraged to take personal action and to advocate for the responsible use of the Earth’s water resources. Allow them to choose a service project based on their interests.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Environment: Sustaining Our World (9-12)
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The students compare and contrast the uses and aesthetics of dirt and pavement groundcover. They define permeable and impermeable ground surfaces and discuss the merits of each in relationship to the environment.

Unit: 
Environment: Sustaining Our World (9-12)
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The students define philanthropy and relate it to environmental stewardship. They analyze mission statements from environmental organizations and write their own personal mission statement. They self-select a group to work with to plan and implement an environmental service project.