Land Use Teacher Resources
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Earth: Land Use Picture Project
Students explore how changes in human land use are impacting local environments. They also explore some of the social impacts of various land uses in their area. They identify and discuss some social impacts of the different land uses.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 31 Downloads
Conflict Over Land Use 217
Learners examine the land use values of a variety of people in Kenya. They determine how these differences can cause conflict among those who use the same land area. They look at the conflict from different points of view and they attempt to find solutions.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
What Will the Land Support?
Students simulate population growth and land use capacity by playing a board game. In this science lesson plan, students create new guidelines to conserve land resources. They explain how the land's carrying capacity affects living things.
5th - 12th Science 19 Views 144 Downloads
The Case of Vanishing Farmland
High schoolers consider decisions about how to use resources that are in short supply. Learners role-play different perspectives in a land-use simulation, and examine land use issues around the world. This interesting lesson sheds light on a very important topic.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
What About Shady Acres?
Students participate in a simulation activity where they must decide whether or not to preserve an untouched forest. During the role play, students attend public hearings, discuss the pros and cons of nature development, create presentations in favor and opposition of the bylaw and have a group discussion.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 30 Downloads
When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?
Students discover how land use in their community has changed. In this community and ecology lesson, students scan old newspapers to find articles about the development of community land. Students discuss and predict how land use has changed over time.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
How Should Our Gardens Grow?
Students examine different types of land use by humans and evaluate the ways land is used in their local community. They also consider the environmental effects of the different types of land use. Students assume the role of community planning engineers and will create a future plan for their community.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Do You Have Change?
Students analyze data and complete a worksheet about land use change in a coastal region. In this land use lesson, students discuss events that cause land use changes in coastal areas. They construct a change table to summarize data on land use changes on an imaginary island.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 12 Downloads
Scarcity of Land Throughout the World and in Hawaii
Students discuss the importance of "land." They review the four types of land classification--urban, rural, agricultural and conservation--and participate in an activity involving an apple that demonstrates the use of land in Hawaii. They create a map that shows agricultural land use in Hawaii.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Changing The Land
Students compare historical aerial photographs with current aerial photographs and determine what factors influenced land use decisions. THey evaluat e the impacts of different land use on an area. Students consider future changes in land use and the affect on a community.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
First You Take an Ecumene
Although this was written regarding Canadian agriculture, it can be used in any agriculture or environmental science class. Learners evaluate agricultural and economic activity maps and consider land use competition. Activities that get teenagers to look at real data on human impact will help prepare them to be responsible citizens in the future.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Neighborhood View Teams
Middle schoolers categorize the land use within their assigned area. They conduct a visual critique of an area, identifying attractive and less attractive aspects. Pupils discuss how these contribute to or detract from a sense of community.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Land Use and Lawmaking in California
Students investigate the laws of using land. In this California Government lesson, students examine the many uses of land in California and find an environmental issue they care about. Students write a letter to a politician based on their issue.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads