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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.
Land Use Worksheet
In this environment worksheet, learners find the solutions to a real life case study after separating into different groups. There is also information about types of land use for scaffolding of the project.
Land Use Decision
Young scholars identify social and ecological considerations where human uses of land and trees conflict with each other and ecosystem needs, and describe importance of land-use management and planning through role play.
Character Education and Responsible Land Use
Students examine and discuss personal responsibility in regard to the environment. They read stories, analyze a real land-use dispute, develop their own land-use code of ethics, and create and utilize a Good Citizen chart.
Students brainstorm lists of land uses, gather pictures of them, and create a collage. They research land uses in their communities by contacting local agencies. They make charts of the land use planning systems and their impact on private rights.
Land Use Change Unit Assessment
In this geography skills worksheet, students respond to 33 multiple choice questions pertaining to land use and land changes.
This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land
Students review and evaluate the ways land is covered and used in their local community. They consider the environmental effects of the different types of land use. Students act as community planning engineers to determine where to place a new structure that will have the least affect on the environment.
Science: Studies of Earth
Using a digital camera to document local landscapes as they are today, students will explore how changes in human land use are impacting local environments. Students will also explore some of the social impacts of various land uses in their area.
Matricies: Meadows or Malls?
Students explore the use of matrices and graphing calculators to solve a complex linear programming problem. They test their solutions to determine the best division of land use for the city.
Comparing the Impact of Multiple Uses
Students study multiple land uses and their effects on one another. They assess multiple land uses in National Forests and Grasslands and evaluate the effects of each use on all other uses. They develop a comprehensive list of human activities and land uses permissible on public lands.
The Effects of Limited Space on a Culture
Students predict the impact of population density on shelter, transportation, recreation, land use, and social skills and then research that impact on Japan. They write a response about the impact of population density on food production, the cost of housing, and social behavior.
Conflict Over Land Use 217
Students 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.
What Will the Land Support?
Students simulate population growth and land use capacity by playing a board game. In this science lesson, students create new guidelines to conserve land resources. They explain how the land's carrying capacity affects living things.
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.
What About Shady Acres?
Young scholars 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. Additional games and activities dealing with land use are included.
Students examine geological information to study benthic marine habitats. In this watershed project, students examine wetland habitats and land uses in a watershed. They will use geological information to discuss the impact of pollution in a watershed.
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. Students write an essay on land use from the viewpoint of a planning engineer.
Young scholars comprehend impervious surfaces. They recognize the problems caused by impervous surfaces. Students observe how land use can influence impervious surfaces. They chose four of the seven basic land surface, young scholars draw a picture to represent their four choices in each of the areas, and title each area.
Private Land Decision-Making
Students explore the concept of environmental stewardship. In this service learning lesson, students examine private property land use practices in order to study their impact on the environment.
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 instructional activity, students scan old newspapers to find articles about the development of community land. Students discuss and predict how land use has changed over time. Students generate questions for a community member interview to gain related information. Students interview citizens and share their written responses with with the class.