Desertification: Cause and Effect

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will become familiar with the causes and effects of desertification, through a variety of modalities including: taking vocabulary notes, reading an environmental article, completing cause and effect graphic organizers and writing an expository essay.
Author: 
Barbara Stout
Grade Range: 
6-High School
Duration: 
4-5 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
2: Places and Regions
3: Physical Systems
5: Environment and Society
National Geography Standards: 
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
7: The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
15: How physical systems affect human systems