Theme: Geography Strand: Human-Environment Interaction Objective: Students will be able to create a poster detailing potential solutions to the pollution problem in Mexico City. Lesson Component Description Materials Modifications/Alternatives Estimated Time Opening - Show students pictures of Mexico City skyline from website and p. 20 in Parker 9s cThe Changing Face of Mexico d book.
- Have students describe (either in writing or orally) what they see in the pictures and infer the causes of what they see in the picture. -Possible answers may include smog, hazy conditions, pollution, etc. Parker.
cThe Changing Face of Mexico d 7 min. Introduction to New Material - Introduction to vocabulary including smog, pollution, basin and lead. - Guided reading activity for pp.
20-21 in Parker 9s cThe Changing Face of Mexico d regarding Urbanization and pollution in Mexico City. - Have students examine clay model map inset created in earlier lesson to observe the 8basin effect 9 - book - previously made clay map - guided reading outline Teacher can decide the pairings and written modification according to student needs. 20 min.
Guided Practice - Brainstorm several ideas as a class to list several solutions to the problem of pollution in Mexico City. Ideas could include ... more. less.
expanding public transportation, carpools, using bicycles/walking, etc. - master chart or overhead 10 min.<br><br> Independent Practice Make a poster for the citizens in Mexico City that advertises what they can do to lower the pollution levels in their city. Criteria for poster: - Title - 3 distinct ideas for lowering pollution in Mexico City with corresponding visuals - For each idea/visual, 3 sentences are needed to describe the idea in detail. Details should include how each particular idea will help to reduce pollution in Mexico City and possible reasons why individuals may not implement these practices.<br><br> - poster materials - writing utensils Optional: - cut-out magazines - scissors Students can work independently or with partner, according to teachers discretion 20 min. Closing Students share posters with classmates 5 min. Extension If you are from an interest group such as automobile makers, etc., please create an alternative poster convincing the people of Mexico City on why they should not cut down on pollution.<br><br> Possible prompts can include what would happen to business, the cost of goods, etc.