Using Scientific Evidence to Make Community Decisions

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Bring awareness to community planning issues with the help of two readings detailing Hurricane Floyd. After reading, scholars take part in a grand conversation about how the hurricane affected Greenville City and relate it to planning concerns that arise in their homeown. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Post discussion questions on a classroom blog 
  • Invite a city government representative to speak to the class about community planning 
  • Write a letter to your city government explaining a specific land use issue you have within your community 
Classroom Considerations
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Pros
  • The lesson plan is brief and to the point 
  • Materials are hyperlinked for easy navigation
Cons
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Common Core