Carbon Footprints, Climate, and Civic Causes

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Overview

Students make connections between environmental science and civics as a means to impact the environment and the quality of life using sources from the Library of Congress and science concepts to consider the role as civic environmentalists. Students identify how humans have influenced climate change since the Industrial Revolution and a variety of methods that will give students the power to affect the climate of tomorrow. Students then calculate their own carbon footprint and use the EPA material to create an action plan to impact change.

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Grade

High School

Subjects

Civics, Science

Length

minutes

Topics

carbon footprint, climate change, environment, environmental problems, Environmental Protection Agency, environmental science, EPA, recycle, reduce, reuse

Author

Citizen U DePaul

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