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315 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Civics and Government, Economics, English

This lesson sets the stage for students to understand how environmental education connects with environmental and social justice as well as community organizing. The lesson introduces us to a young environmental activist from the San Joaquin Valley of California named Martin Figueroa. Students will watch a short video, and then answer and discuss a series of questions designed to get them thinking about key themes in the lesson.

What is systems thinking and why is it useful?
What are the principles of smart growth and how do they relate to the triple bottom line?
55 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Career and Technical Education (CTE), Environmental Education

In this lesson, students explore examples of actual water-use problems around the world that have been addressed with sustainable solutions. They investigate and discuss the specifics of each situation. Then students create an architectural sketch integrating solutions they’ve learned about in this module or their own innovations to design a sustainable solution for a given set of circumstances. As students explore different types of innovations for different regions of the world, they also remember the critical need to protect water resources for all.