Teachers' Domain, Teaching Environmental Public Health: Human Impacts on the Earth System, published June 15, 2012, retrieved on ,
This lesson designed for professional development looks at standards-based approaches to incorporating environmental public health topics into your middle school classroom. Examine how some human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels, change the air around us and how this impacts environmental public health. View videos, use interactive activities, and answer questions to learn how continuous monitoring of the changes that are occurring leads to a deeper understanding of the way in which human activities are impacting Earth’s systems, and how social policies, regulations, and technologies are being created to help reduce these impacts. Finish the lesson by creating an activity of your own choosing that incorporates one or more media resources and ties into your science or English language arts curricula.
Note: You should complete the introductory self-paced lesson—Teaching Environmental Public Health: An Introduction—before beginning this lesson.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.