6 Ecological Systems and Human Impact Files

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Horseshoe Crab NYTimes
NY Times article with activities including vocabulary/concepts, weblinks & research suggestions.

Global Warming Activity (Inquiry Based)
A small inquiry-based activity to demonstrate global warming.

Autotrophic/Heterotrophic Organisms and their Relationship to Carrying Capacity, Dynamic Equilibrium and Limiting Factors
Students will create a concept map in class based on ppt notes in which they will demonstrate relationships between autotrophs, decomposers and the categories of heterotrophs. The project continues as students use pictures and captions as ide

Global Warming
Lessons teach core knowledge about the science of climate change, explore conflicting views, and integrate critical thinking skills. Students will apply knowledge of climate change to a rigorous analysis of media messages through asking and answer

Resource Depletion
This kit covers a historical overview of American representations of natural resources from ancient Indian basketry to contemporary web sites. It compares conflicting media constructions about the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the damning of rivers, and

Media Constructions of Sustainability
This kit explores how sustainability has been presented in the media with a particular focus on issues related to food, water and agriculture. Each of the 19 lessons integrates media literacy and critical thinking into lessons about different aspe