Create A City: An Urban Planning Exercise

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students will work in cooperative groups to design an ideal city–one which is convenient for humans, preserves the environment, and maintains a quality of life for both animals and humans. Students will not only design a city, but they will write an explanation of how geography was used to improve the quality of life in the planning of an environment. This lesson contains adaptations for diverse learners (ELLs).
Gale Ekiss
Grade Range: 
5, 7-8
3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Supplemental Files: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future