To understand how human activities have created a variety of environmental problems.
1 class period
Students begin the lesson reading about ways human actions have caused environmental problems, such as acid rain, deforestation, desertification, air pollution, and water pollution. They are advised to underline or highlight the most important words, names, terms and ideas.
Once everyone has finished the reading, it is time to play Jeopardy! The class is divided into two teams. Questions on the last lesson page are used to conduct the game. Only the teacher has a copy of these pages. Categories are ACID RAIN, DEFORESTATION, DESERTIFICATION, AIR POLLUTION, and WATER POLLUTION. Complete game rules are provided on the lesson pages.
When the game ends, you can give each class member a copy of the last lesson page to do as a quiz or review exercise.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included.