In this Urban Sprawl worksheet, students take notes about the issue of urban sprawl in Canada and the United States as they read several passages, then answer three comprehension questions.
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Architecture: It's Elementary!
Young citizens construct an understanding of urban planning in this cross-curricular unit. Covering every aspect of city development from the political, economic, and social influences to sustainable building practices, this 10-lesson...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Getting Geographic: Mapping Global Urbanization
How does the world population change from year to year? Mark these changes on a physical map with a geography lesson focused on global urbanization. After your class researches population trends in the last 60 years, they study...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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
Lesson: Urban China: Contemporary China
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...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Sprawl: The National And Local Situation
Students investigate how sprawl impacts the environment, people's daily lives, and the local and regional economy. They draw mental maps to illustrate their impressions of modern suburbs and view maps of a nineteenth century town that is...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Population Pyramids: Powerful Predictors of the Future
Here is a very interesting visual for analyzing a country's shift from a pre-industrial society to one with an industrial or post-industrial economy. The video explains how a population pyramid is used to track a country's position in...
5 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable