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Grades 6-8

The Human Footprint: Land

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SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Agriculture, Biodiversity/Habitat, Energy, Forests, Land Use, Minerals, Urbanization

Resource Overview

Land use background reading: As population grows, we develop wild areas and arable land and overuse resources like soil, minerals, and timber. Students analyze how our land use impacts habitats and ecosystems while exploring ways to preserve land resources. Glossary included.

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