Hot Town--Summer in the City

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson students will explore Geographic Inquiry using the topic of urban heat-islands. Students will apply geographic tools to gather data, research information, and take informed action. This process can then be duplicated to look at and hopefully take action on other problems of their choice.
Gale Ekiss and Carol Warren
Grade Range: 
5 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
15: How physical systems affect human systems
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future