Human Impact on Earth

Human Impact on Earth
Human Impact on Earth
Human Impact on Earth
Human Impact on Earth
Human Impact on Earth
Human Impact on Earth
Human Impact on Earth
Human Impact on Earth
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Lesson Topic: Human Impact on the Earth

Essential Question(s):

Is our existence on this Earth helping or destroying the planet? Why or why not?

Enduring Understandings: [The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand…]

• The human impact and involvement within our planet.

Big Ideas for Unit being addressed:

• Culture
• Society
• Ethnic Group
• Innovation
• Diffusion
• Acculturation
• Dialect
• Religion Instructional Objectives: [Knowledge, Procedure, Skills]

Students will be able to:

• Apply knowledge based on their culture or other students’ culture in the classroom
• Understand that society and culture are different everywhere around them.

Performance Task(s) this lesson supports. Students will demonstrate their understanding by…
[Student-Centered Activities]

• Discussion-based learning on the differences of culture throughout our planet

Evidence of Student Learning:
[Assigned Classwork, Homework, Formative Assessments, Checks for Understanding, etc]

• Checks for understanding during lesson
• Discussion-based learning-students will provide examples on how and why culture is important to our everyday lives

Colorado K-12 Content Standard(s)/Grade Level Expectation(s) Being Addressed
• 1. Use different types of maps and geographic tools to analyze features on Earth to investigate and solve geographic questions.
o Locate physical and human features and evaluate their implications for society (DOK 1-3)
• Explain and interpret geographic variables that influence the interactions of people, places and environments.
o Apply geography skills to help investigate issues and justify possible resolutions involving people, places, and environments. Topics to include but not limited to how people prepare for and respond to natural hazards (DOK 1-3)
o Explain how altering the environment has brought prosperity to some places and created environmental dilemmas for others (DOK 1-2)

Strategies for Differentiating Instruction for ALL STUDENTS:
• Discussion-based learning: between culture, religion, dialect, etc…
• Bubble-map listing the differences between humans helping or hurting the planet.
Sequence of Activities: Estimated Time (5 mins)
Students will begin answering the warm-up question, “Is our existence on this Earth helping or destroying the planet? Why or why not?”

Teacher will lead a discussion on the warm-up and answer any lingering questions on human existence within our Earth.

(2) Estimated Time (10-15 mins)
Teacher will construct a bubble-map. On one side, “helping” and the other, “hurting.” Teacher will then ask students for some examples of helping or hurting the planet. Discussion will be student-led. They may give examples of what they have done to help or hurt the environment.

(3) Estimated Time (20 mins)
PowerPoint presentation instructing students on the various way people are helping or hurting the planet. Teacher will also keep a tally per slide regarding which the students partake in. So if the student drives a car, the teacher will tally the information on the board. Teacher will cover both helping and hurting, and will discuss which wins at the end of the class.

(4) Estimated Time (20 mins)
(5) Estimated Time (5 mins)
Exit ticket: “Name one thing that you would do differently to help the planet. Why?” It doesn’t have to be a huge change, just something minor.

Total Pages
13 pages
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