Where Did the Lake Go? The Drying Up of Lake Chad

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson students will become aware of the significance a lake can have on an area and how a change in the lake can directly affect the lives of humans and other living things. Students will explore the rate of change in area of Lake Chad in Africa over the years.
Barbara Martin
Grade Range: 
2-3 class periods
Lesson Materials
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
16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future