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Urban Ecosystems 2: Why are There Cities? A Historical Perspective

Second in a series of five lessons, this lesson encourages preteens to consider cities as urban ecosystems. First, they keep a food diary for a few days. They visit the Natrional Agricultural Statistics Service website for current data on food production. They take a virtual tour of ancient Mesopotamia and discuss how the improvement of food production is related to the development of cities. Standing alone, this lesson does not stand out. Check out the other lessons in the series though. You may find the mini-unit valuable. for upper elementary world history.

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Grade
4th - 6th
Subjects
Life Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Modeling
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