Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

The Human-Made Landscape

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10 minutes (Part 1); 40 minutes (Part 2); 1 hour (Part 3)

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Agriculture, Natural Resource Use - General, Urbanization

Resource Overview

Students use the Human Land Use overlay and Timeline on www.WorldPopulationHistory.org to research how humans’ changing use of land has altered Earth’s physical landscape and then display their findings by creating a comprehensive Story Map Journal using ArcGIS.

Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

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