Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Our Earth, Ourselves

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45 minutes

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Community Connections, Public Health, Multiple Connections

Resource Overview

Students create flowcharts that link environmental issues with human health issues.

Students will be able to:
  • Conduct research to analyze the impacts of environmental issues on human health.
  • Diagram the links between environmental stress factors and a variety of threats to human health.
  • Effectively communicate to classmates how a particular environmental issue leads to a specific health issue.
A farmer spraying pesticides in Thailand.

Features of This Resource

  • Students find and examine cause and effect connections
  • Lesson plan explores public health topics through an environmental science lens
  • Opportunity for students to present their ideas and defend them to classmates
  • Optional tech extension – students build flowcharts using online tools

How Do I Get This Lesson Plan?

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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