Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Everything is Connected

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25 minutes

SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Multiple Connections, Multiple Connections

Resource Overview

Students create a concept map in cooperative learning groups to display cause and effect relationships between population, the natural world, and human society.

Students will be able to:
  • Identify possible environmental, social, political, and economic effects of a growing world population.
  • Create a concept map to illustrate cause and effect relationships.
  • Research news outlets to find real world examples of population impacts.

Features of This Resource

  • Students determine cause and effect chains
  • Students expand their concept maps by finding current news articles that cover the topics on the map
  • Works well as an intro or assessment activity

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