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: 
6-7 and High School
2-3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
3: Physical Systems
5: Environment and Society
National Geography Standards: 
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