Environmental Stewardship

Lesson 3 - Sustainable Agriculture: Environment

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Three PDF  (pdf 123.49 KB)
Lesson Three PowerPoint  (pptx 10.96 MB)

Online Learning Experience

National Learning Standards:

  • HS-ESS3-4 Earth and Human Activity: Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
  • HS-ESS3-1 Human Sustainability: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
  • RST.11-12-7 Integrate and evaluate multiple source of information presented in diverse formats and media in order to address a question or a problem.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

 

Grade Level: 9-12

Lesson Length: 70 minutes

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Identify the five factors that contribute environmental quality and their significance
  • Describe how farmers care for the environment

 

Materials and Equipment Needed:

  • Environmental Sustainability PowerPoint
  • Access to the internet
  • Environmental Stewardship Activity Sheet (1 per student)
  • Group presentation prompts (1 per group)

 

Cross-Curricular Connections:

Use these suggested adaptations to make learning across the curriculum easy!

Science

Have students research the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil.

 

Technology

Have students research how historical advancements in technology have aided in environmental sustainability for agriculture.

 

Engineering

Instead of creating a PowerPoint, have students construct a model of a management practice.

 

Mathematics

Have students calculate the cost for implementing a new management practice.

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