Overall Objective

After completing the unit about human impact on the environment students will be able to discuss and supply evidence to show human impact and solutions to decrease negative human impact


Specific Content Objectives

Social Science Objective:

Objective: After examining the various effects that the Industrial Revolution and observing modern day conservation policy, SWAT analyze and interpret how humans have negatively impacted our environment by defending the need for government regulation on our ecological impact. (Content)

Standard: History Social Science 11. 2 and 11.11

Assessment: Students will be asses by a series of informal and formal assessments through out this unit involving formative and summative assesments.

Math Objective:

Objective: After learning about how to read tables and graphs, SWABT analyze graphs and use it to explain the negative human impact on environment. (Affective)

Standard: Evaluate reports based on data. (S-IC 6)

Assessment: Students will be assessed through their ability to effectively and clearly explain the negative human impact on the environment based on the data they have collected. They will give an oral presentation of what they found and defend their conclusions to the class. (Formal) 

Physical Education Objective:

Objective: After engaging in activities and learning about the environment and its effect on the body, SWBAT to reflect on the connections between human impact on the environment and how this impacts their life, as demonstrated through creation of a poster (Content)

Standard: High School Course 2 Standard 2.9: Explain the inherent risks associated with physical activity in extreme environments.

Assessment: During the last day of the unit, students will reflect on everything they learned and make connections. On their posters students can use words, phrases, and pictures to show their understanding of how humans can impact the environment and what effects this might have on the body (Formal).

Biology Objective:

Objective: After completing unit, SWABT describe in detail how humans impact nutrient cycles as demonstrated in a student/class presentation (Content)

Standard: California High School Science Ecology Standards 6A 6B and 6D

Assessment: Students will be assessed through their ability to effectively present nutrient cycles through a student presentation. (Informal) 

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