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Students have seen how people can actively work to improve the environment. Students will determine current tree / green coverage and why this information is important when planning for change. Students will learn the impacts trees can have on cities and will use understanding to identify tree species and plan future tree plantings in following lessons.

  • 4 activities
  • 2 class periods
  • Strategies: Analyze maps, restorative practices, compare
  • Standards alignment:
    • NGSS: HS-LS2-7, HS-LS4-6, HS-ESS3-3, HS-ETS1-3
    • Connections to math: G-C.5, G-MG.2
    • Connections to geography: map reading, scale

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