People and Their Impact on the Environment


Catherine Hall, Crane Middle School

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This unit focuses heavily on the environment and the impact humans have on their surrounding environment. The purpose of this unit is to have students consider how Ecuadorians have altered their environment and for what reasons. Students will study the impact of these changes, as ell as how people think about their environment. Students will look at Ecuador as a case study and then reflect on their own community. From their own observations, they will identify issues affecting their society and reflect on what should be done to minimize the clash between people and the environment. There are 4 lessons within this unit.