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60 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Arts, Geography, Social Studies

Architectural sites provide an important window into ancient cultures. Angkor Wat, an architectural treasure in the heart of Cambodia, reflects a civilization that integrated culture, nature, and religion, but the impacts of tourism threaten its future.

60 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Economics, Environmental Education, Geography, Reading or Language Arts, Social Studies

Residents of Flint, Michigan, have been facing a water crisis since 2014, caused by poor decision-making by state government regarding the source and treatment of Flint’s drinking water. The crisis calls into question citizens’ rights to clean water and how our natural resources are allocated across racial and income lines.

60 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Reading or Language Arts, Social Studies

The United States contains twenty-five percent of the world’s prison population. Innovative rehabilitation programs offer effective tools to help prisoners re-enter society and stay out of prison.

60 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Civics and Government, Reading or Language Arts, Social Studies

In the 21st century, the democratic principles of equality, freedom, and civic engagement could be more actively integrated into society. If Americans work together to strengthen these basic principles and attitudes and beliefs that support them, a healthier democracy and national community can be created.

60 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Reading or Language Arts, Social Studies

Everyone faces adversity in life. But imagination and creativity support resilience, helping individuals transform life’s most challenging obstacles into opportunities for self-awareness and self-expression.

135 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Computer Science, Environmental Education

This lesson covers guidelines for pre-installation activities and for preparing and installing the garden. It also includes the final evaluation for the project.

135 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Environmental Education, Science

In this lesson, students engage in a creative design process to develop a final design for the rain garden, using the base map produced and selected in Part 2. In the process, they learn how to visually represent plants and other garden features and what native plants will work well in their garden. This is the final lesson before installation of the rain garden.

180 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Environmental Education, Science

In this lesson, students conduct a site inventory about the area selected for the rain garden, including existing structures and natural features, and measure the area of the impervious surface (the source of runoff) to determine the size of the garden. They record the information on a Google map to create a hand-drawn base map of the site. This lesson prepares students to create the final rain garden design and planting plan for the rain garden in Part 3.

90 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Environmental Education, Science

This lesson assumes you have already determined that a rain garden might be a good project for your class and that you have generally located where you want to install the garden; for example, a location where a downspout spills water onto an impervious surface or lawn, or where stormwater runs off pavement. The lesson includes background content and context for students to understand how rain gardens address and fit into larger stormwater management issues and approaches. In the lesson, students develop a proposal and presentation to school stakeholders to install a rain garden on school grounds. The lesson lays the foundation for Parts 2-4: siting, designing, and installing a rain garden.

What is green infrastructure and how is it used to manage stormwater?