ES Module 10 : Urbanization
Lesson 1 : Land Use and Sprawl
Standard(s): SC.912.L.17.20, SC.912.L.17.18
Objective(s): (1) Differentiate between land cover and land use, and describe how people affect both; (2) Explain how and where urbanization occurs; (3) Describe the environmental impacts of urbanization; (4) Describe the contributors to sprawl and its patterns; (5) Explain the impacts sprawl has on an area.
Essential Question: How do we use the land we live on? How can the effects of urbanization lead to sprawl?
Vocabulary: land cover, land use, urban area, rural area, urbanization, infrastructure, heat island, sprawl
Assignments: Cornell Notes 10-1; Land Use and Sprawl IP
Lesson 2 : Sustainable Cities
Objective(s): (1) Describe four different components of city planning; (2) Explain the importance of mass transit options to a city and its residence; (3) Explain the importance of open space to a livable city; (4) Differentiate green buildings from conventional buildings; (5) Discuss the progress toward sustainability some cities have made and its importance to the world
Essential Question: What are the characteristics of a sustainable city?
Vocabulary: city planning, geographic information system (GIS), zoning, urban growth boundary (UGB), smart growth, ecological restoration, greenway
Assignments: Cornell Notes 10-2; Sustainable Cities IP