Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Go for the Green

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Several class periods

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Economics, Biodiversity/Habitat, Forests, Land Use

Resource Overview

Students play a board game about the fate of a rainforest where they must strategically balance economic and environmental decisions.

Students will be able to:
  • Assess scenarios and make decisions about the rainforest and related economics based on qualitative criteria.
  • List consumer products derived from tropical rainforests.
  • Identify economic incentives for converting rainforest land for other purposes as well as for preserving rainforest land.
People living on edge of the forest at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda

Features of This Resource

  • Lesson offers connections with geo-literacy
  • Great activity for environmental science classes
  • Lesson incorporates social economics, and cost-benefit analysis

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This lesson plan must be purchased as part of a lesson packet or as part of a full curriculum that is available in our store.

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