Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Watch Your Step!

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Several class periods

SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Ecological Footprints, International Comparisons, Personal Consumption

Resource Overview

Students take an online ecological footprint quiz to determine their resource use and test how changes to their daily actions impact its size.

Students will be able to:
  • Calculate their own ecological footprints as a measure of the impact they have on the Earth.
  • Identify ways human lifestyles affect the environment and the Earth’s carrying capacity.
  • Suggest ways to reduce individual and global ecological footprints.

Features of This Resource

  • Students identify ways human lifestyles affect the
    environment and the Earth’s carrying
    capacity
  • Lesson covers local and global scale of consumption issues
  • Students suggest ways to reduce individual and
    global ecological footprints

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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