The Impact of Urbanization

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students will learn how urbanization has impacted the landscape of American cities and the city environment. They will kinesthetically apply the idea of population density to learning about New York City’s growth from 1790 to 2000. They will then research an American city and storyboard or replicate its urbanization.
Gage Garcia
Grade Range: 
7-High School
2 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
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations
12: The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past