Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Report Card for the Planet

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45 minutes

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Global Change, World Population Trends/History, Resource Distribution

Resource Overview

Using the A Quick Trip to 7.6 Billion poster, students complete a “report card” to determine whether progress has been made in key indicators of human well-being and environmental health over the past 200 years, and then evaluate what these changes mean.

Student create a report card for the Earth, by gauging the health of the planet

Features of This Resource

  • E-poster available online
  • Lesson is easily modified for virtual learning
  • Students consider complex topics with nuance – Do all people benefit equally from global advances? Do our successes have any drawbacks?

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