This video describes the many ways humans impact the Earth and what topics could be covered at different grade levels.
The first 4 minutes and 41 seconds are appropriate for some students to watch and the last segment discusses the grade-level appropriateness of each topic and provides teaching suggestions for different grade levels.
This video provides a good overview to start a lesson on the many ways humans impact the planet and it provides suggestions for teaching students at all grade levels.
The beginning of the video is only appropriate for some grades, as it is likely too advanced for young learners.
At 3 minutes, 0 seconds, Paul says, "We're increasing the amount of fossil fuels we put into the atmosphere." That is incorrect. He means greenhouse gases, not fossil fuels.
Stopping the video at 4 minutes and 41 seconds is suggested if showing it to your class.
Cross-curricular connections could be made with history and social studies classes when discussing the advancements made in our standards of living and how population and development have rapidly increased over time.
Students could work in groups to come up with sustainable solutions in each category: geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, or identify overarching solutions.
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