Carbon Footprints, Climate, and Civic Causes

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This lesson provides students a connection between environmental science and civics as a means to impact the environment and the quality of life. In this lesson, students will use sources from the Library of Congress and science concepts to consider the role as civic environmentalists. Using Library of Congress primary resources and the material provided by the EPA, students will 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 will be able to calculate their own carbon footprint and use the EPA material to create an action plan to impact change.

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High School


Civics, Science




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


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