The role of the environment as an influence in Natural Selection is a common theme in my class. We revisit it over and over again throughout the year. In this ecology topic, the theme is completely flipped. Now it is time to reverse this common thread and have our students consider how we, the human species, have affected the environment.
It is interesting how a typical high school biology class is a microcosm of our society. When discussing these issues, the students immediately take sides. The range of opinions is all over the place, from "protect the Earth at all cost" to "I will always drive this huge pickup truck" to everything in between.
If you are looking for some lively classroom debate and loud arguing, this is the perfect lesson!!
Much of the clipart used in this PowerPoint was created by my dear friend, Tracee Orman. You may know Tracee as the author of tremendously popular Hunger Games lesson plans and activities, but she is also quite accomplished at creating clip art. You can view all of her clipart HERE.
Have FUN teaching......