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Fifth graders identify renewable vs. non-renewable resources and comprehend why conservation of resources is important. They are asked what they think the words natural and resource mean. Pupils then put the words together to define the term natural resource. Students brainstorm examples of natural resources. They define the terms renewable resources and nonrenewable resources and give examples of each.
Students use the internet to research the amount of natural resources in a specific area on Earth. In groups, they locate the supply of each natural resource on a map in that area and what can be done to reduce their usage. They also discuss how natural resources are not equally distributed throughout the globe.
Seventh graders explore natural resources and land use. In this geography skills lesson, 7th graders view a PowerPoint presentation on the topics and discuss the distribution of natural resources and land use issues in East Asia. The PowerPoint is not included with the lesson.
Here is an in-depth, and incredibly thorough lesson plan on sustainable agricultural practices; specifically, regarding the growth of coffee. After completing and discussing a worksheet called "Thinking About Tomorrow," groups of learners get together in groups and they perform simulation activities around the topic of sustainability. This ambitious resource has everything you need embedded in it, and should lead to an outstanding educational experience for your class.