Deforestation: A GeoInquiry

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students will learn about rainforests as well as the process and effects of deforestation. This lesson contains adaptations for diverse learners (ELLs).
Gale Olp Ekiss
Grade Range: 
1-3 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
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity
8: The characteristics and distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future