Promoting a Working Landscape

Students analyze a case study of individuals striving to promote sustainability and a working landscape. They draw conclusions about practices that promote sustainability as well as the traits and mindsets of the farmers as they set out to overcome their challenges.

Sustainable Practices in Industries

Students examine two case studies to identify practices that promote sustainability and working landscapes. They consider takeaways that can be applied beyond the two case studies, such as responsible use of renewable resources.

Creating a Sustainable Community

How can cities become more sustainable? Students analyze case studies to learn about the challenges that cities face and how city planners are developing sustainable practices that support economic growth, the environment, and the health of the people who live there.

Reflecting on Sustainability (Checkpoint Assessment)

Through this Essential Question, students have examined different case studies in order to identify practices that promote sustainability. This final lesson may be used as a checkpoint assessment of cumulative learning throughout this Essential Question. Here, students reflect on their learning to draw conclusions about the personal actions they might take to promote sustainability. They collaborate to generate ideas about challenges and opportunities that they notice in their own community.

Natural Resources of the US

Essential Question

What actions support sustainability?

Students analyze case studies of cities, individuals, and industries to promote sustainability. They investigate the practices that individuals, communities, and industries can take to promote the sustainable use of resources.


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