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Where the City Meets the Tree: Urban Forestry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Define the term "urban forestry"; discuss several problems facing urban forests today and both government and public efforts centered on developing and maintaining sustainable urban forests. Develop a feasible action plan for alternative...
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Nature Deficit Disorder and Urbanization

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is urbanization and green urbanism? What are the benefits of green spaces? Learners can find out by reading informational texts and taking Cornell notes as a class and then individually. Included here are several graphic organizers,...
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STEM Camp—Urban Infrastructure

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Build a bridge to learning in a STEM-aligned unit about urban infrastructure. Young engineers explore the many aspects of civil planning and design in a five-day unit. Content includes the challenging aspects of balancing building with...
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The Urban Forest and Mapping in the Park

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the idea of an urban forest. In groups, they practice their mapping skills in which they observe trees in a local park and map them on a graph they create. They analyze the information and make predictions...
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Urbanization As Seen Through Late 19c - Early 20c Architecture

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Incorporating the cultures, architecture, and ethnic populations of several American cities (namely Chicago and New York), this presentation displays vivid photographs of buildings and people in 19th - 20th century urban America. The...
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Urban Communities

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Urban communities are the focus of a series of lessons created to meet specific needs using differentiated instruction. A pre-assessment designates scholars into three groups based on their ability level. Small groups take part in...
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Urbanization

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Brazil's population has been changing dramatically in the last century. Study the causes of Brazilian urbanization, including industrialization and and migration, and the implications for the country of the populations'...
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Quantifying Land Changes Over Time in Areas of Deforestation and Urbanization

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is qualitative or quantitative research more convincing when it comes to climate change? In the eighth lesson during this 21-part series, scholars begin by performing a quantitative analysis of deforestation and urbanization. Then, they...
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Urban Ecosystems 3: Cities as Population Centers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover that throughout history cities have been centers of population but that human exploitation of fossil fuels was key to the growth of large cities worldwide. They research urban growth through a number of websites.
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Urban Farming

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
More than 20 million Americans lack access to grocery stores. The sixth lesson in the 13-part unit on Our Hungry Planet introduces the concept of food deserts and ideas to correct this lack of access. Discussion questions provide a...
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Lesson: Urban China: Contemporary China

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The urbanization and consumerism of modern China is the hot topic up for critical analysis. Kids view a series of photographs that specifically describe Chinese modernization, urbanization, consumerism, and waste. They discuss each...
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Urbanization: Compare and Contrast the Cities of the Early 20th Century to the Cities of Today

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students examine historical perspectives. In this urbanization instructional activity, students analyze photographs of American cities at different stages of urbanization. Students write essays that note how technology and time change...
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Urban Change

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study the implications of urbanization. In this historical perspectives lesson, 8th graders explore photographs and documents available from the Library of Congress about urban development and consider how...
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Urban Runoff: Design a School Stormwater Management Plan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore strategies for controlling stormwater runoff in large urban areas. Through a creative lesson, young scholars research and develop a strategy for a city-wide storm management plan. Their research includes strategies as simple as...
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Urban Mouse Rural Mouse

For Teachers K Standards
Explore rural and urban environments over the course of four days. Each day offers a new look into how both environment compare and contrast. Activities include the observation and analyzation of images, a read aloud and grand discussion...
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Urban Trees

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
If a tree falls in an urban area, does anyone realize the implications? A comprehensive lesson begins by exploring the important role trees play in the urban environment. It continues with an examination of the dangers tree populations...
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Urban Legends

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Irony, hyperbole, and other rhetorical devices are at play in this presentation about urban legends. Several examples of urban legends help to clarify the analysis, making it valuable for those who have a hard time wrapping their mind...
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Renewing Inequality: Family Displacements through Urban Renewal 1950-1966

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is progress? Who bears its cost? High schoolers consider the questions as they review data on families displaced by urban renewal projects in the 1950s and 1960s. An interactive, curated data project asks historians to consider the...
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A New Urban Culture

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Life changed drastically in America at the turn of the century. Discover the music, literature, social issues and reforms related to the urban culture associated with mass immigration from Eastern European countries. 
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Urbanization and Wildlife

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Urbanization and how it affects wildlife is the focus of a presentation that uses statistics to make a case for concern and change.
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How to Build a Better City

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Think you're helping the environment by living in the suburbs rather than the city? Think again! Young scientists examine the effects of urban sprawl in a video that compares the environmental advantages of closely packed city life to...
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Immigration, Industrialization, and Urbanization

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Learners research, analyze and study the phenomenon of immigration, industrialization, and urbanization as well as a perspective of the significance of New York City in the history of the United States. They divide into groups to...
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Urban Growth in Industrial America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the correlation between urbanization and industrialization. In this 19th century American history lesson, students investigate census data from the late 1800's to find out how urbanization and industrialization in...
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Urbanization and the Evolution of Cities Across 10,000 Years

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Today, more than half of all people in the world live in an urban area. How did the early hunter-gatherer culture evolve into the modern city, and what implications does this continuing development have for the future of our world...

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