Grade 8 Literacy in Science: Humans and the Environment

This Grade 8 Literacy in Science: Humans and the Environment unit also includes:

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Humans have a push-pull type of relationship with their environments. Individuals investigate the human influence on the environment with a series of formative and summative assessments. They read informative text that provides information about renewable energy sources and then communicate their conclusions in written form.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with the English department to create an interdisciplinary lesson
  • Incorporate as a performance task when studying human impact on the environment
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects proficiency with writing to compare and contract and present evidence
Pros

  • Provides a rubric to help communicate expectations and score final products
  • Includes common student misconceptions to help plan for instruction
Cons

  • None