The Influence of Human Activity on the Environment

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The surge in human population in the last 2,000 years, due in large part to better health care, has brought a surge in the demand for resources and in pollution. The graphics, photographs, and real-life examples in a thought-provoking presentation are sure to engage viewers and motivate them to do what they can to limit their footprint on the environment.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use as an introduction to an environmental studies unit with upper elementary or middle schoolers
  • Assign groups to research which of the suggested alternatives is being practiced locally
Classroom Considerations

  • The first half introduces viewers to some of the ways humans are impacting the environment: climate change, acid rain, and intensive farming
  • The second half suggests ways to minimize that impact
Pros

  • The images make clear the extent of the damage to the environment 
  • Includes suggestions for what individuals can do 
Cons

  • None