Where's The Sand?

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Science
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

 How are civic responsibility and the care of public lands related?

 

Photo Credit:  Desert by Moyan Brenn is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Students learn about deserts and explore why it is important to be good stewards of the land both worldwide and locally. They “adopt” an area around the school or community and take care of that area. 

Service Experience 
The learners will develop and implement a plan for cleaning an area of the school or community. They will develop a deeper understanding of volunteering and stewardship for the common good while they donate their time to care for the area.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Where's The Sand?
Lesson 3 of 4
Grades: 
6
7
8

The purpose of this lesson is to explore the concept of human environmental interaction and stewardship of water resources. Learners will develop a deeper understanding of water conservation by looking at the city of Phoenix, Arizona located partly in the Sonoran Desert in the south western United States.
Note: Activities in this lesson may be applied to almost any of the deserts regions around the world that are impacted by a city or humanly inhabited area.