Students discuss how urban rivers have shaped the region in which they live. They research river geology and ecology. They examine a case study of life and living along the Delaware River.
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Quantifying Land Changes Over Time Using Landsat
"Humans have become a geologic agent comparable to erosion and [volcanic] eruptions ..." Paul J. Crutzen, a Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist. Using Landsat imagery, scholars create a grid showing land use type, such as urban,...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Urbanization/Function of Cities
Students examine the purpose of Urbanization. In this lesson on the function of Cities, students use primary source images and photographs to determine the use, function, and application of cities. They will reflect on the process and...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Geography Action! Rivers 2001- River Puzzle
Young scholars cut out puzzle pieces and create a healthy river by putting the pieces together in a logical order on construction paper. Students begin by placing the "source" piece at the start of the river and the "mouth" piece at the...
5th - 6th Science