This Land Is Our Land - Flourish or Perish?
What are the consequences when we do not nurture plant life or do not nurture our democracy? What considerations influence our decisions regarding private and public land use?
Photo Credit: Middle schoolers at Rio Vista Middle School work together to plant native vegetation on school grounds by Pacific Southwest Region USFWS is licensed under CC by 2.0
Students become aware of land use issues related to science and geography. They compare the well being of plants to the well being of our democracy. Learners will have the opportunity to provide direct service as they plant and/or maintain flowers.
Learners will describe the importance of Core Democratic Values in a democratic government and analyze the way they support philanthropy.
Learners will identify parts of a flowering plant, describe their functions and compare their importance to the essential roles in a democratic government.
Learners will describe the essential elements of life and democracy. They will explain that without the proper materials, plants are unable to grow and thrive; without an active citizenry, democracy cannot grow and prosper.
Learners will investigate various private property land use practices and describe how they impact the common good.
Learners will differentiate between public and private property. They will use public sources of information to inform their decisions on public action for the common good.