Time To Talk: We Are Running Out Of Soil!

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will learn the concept of soil degradation, how human activities contribute to the phenomenon, and how such phenomenon impacts human lives. Students will complete various activities such as watching a video, studying a map, analyzing data presented in a graph, creating a poster, and writing a letter to develop a good understanding of the causes and impacts of soil degradation. This lesson contains adaptations for diverse learners (ELs).
Author: 
Rhodora L. Vargas
Grade Range: 
8
Duration: 
3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
15: How physical systems affect human systems
16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources