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Learning Outcomes:

  • By the end of this lesson, students will understand and analyze some challenges and opportunities presented by the physical environment and the ways in which people have responded to them.

  • Use the geographic inquiry process to investigate the impact of natural events and/or human activities that change the physical environment, exploring the impact from a geographic perspective.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of significant patterns in Earth's physical features and of some natural processes and human activities that create and change those features. 

Big Ideas:

  • People's activities are related to physical features and processes.

  • How human activities change Earth's physical features and ecosystems can have social, political, environmental, and economic consequences.

  • Earth's physical features can be created or changed by both natural processes and human activities. 

Used Plastic Bottle on Beach


Plastic Bottles


Plastic Bag on Beach


Variety of Bags


Environment Pollution

Teacher's Resources

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