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Students learn more about the various biophysical and social drivers that impact land use and use this information to study a city – New Orleans. Students explore various data sources (maps, charts, figures, etc.) to determine how these drivers have influenced the development of New Orleans and relate this case study to the Ecological Services Model.

  • 2 activities
  • 2-3 class periods
  • Strategies: Categorize, case study – modeling
  • Homework: Optional research
  • Standards alignment:
    • NGSS: HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-6, HS-LS2-7
    • Connections to geography: Map reading and analysis

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