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Sustainable Land Use (Grade 4)

Field of Study: K12 unit
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The purpose of this lesson is to make the students aware of that when certain people decide how to use a particular piece of land, the decision can involve and affect many people in many ways. Therefore, students will learn to establish processes for planning and resolving conflicts about land use. In this simulation, students will develop a plan to address a land-use issue. Students will survey the area around their home to look for the components of the human community in which they live. While this activity focuses on land use, the process can be adapted to examine other…
The purpose of this lesson is to make the students aware of that when certain people decide how to use a particular piece of land, the decision can involve and affect many people in many ways. Therefore, students will learn to establish processes for planning and resolving conflicts about land use. In this simulation, students will develop a plan to address a land-use issue. Students will survey the area around their home to look for the components of the human community in which they live. While this activity focuses on land use, the process can be adapted to examine other issues in their community.

What Will You Learn?

  • 1) Students learn about the vocabulary words for this lesson.
  • 2) Students will watch a video to know how the land is used and how that affects the living beings in this world.
  • 3) The teacher explains that Land use is central to many of the environmental and socio-economic issues facing society today.
  • 4) Students will take photographs and then discuss land use based on the photographs.
  • 5) Following the group work, each group is asked to present their photo set to the class, briefly overviewing the answers they came up about the photos.

About the instructor

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Dr. Ambareen Atisha is a student-centered Professor with expertise in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments, and a decade-long background of supporting students, developing academic instructional plans, and providing equitable assessments. She has been working as a Faculty Member at Sheridan Institute of Technology since 2017, at NSRIC Inc from August 2021 and at Humber College since January 2022 as Part-time Professor. Along with that, she worked as Lab Supervisor at Western University, London, On, Canada in 2017 (Feb -June). Moreover, she worked as a French Language Professor in Alliance Française de Dhaka from 2006-2008. Dr. Atisha’s main skills include: curriculum development, progress reporting, lesson planning, online and in-class teaching, faculty communication, designing, interpersonal skills, creating positive learning environment and continuous quality improvement. Dr. Atisha completed her B.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2001 and she did her Diploma in French Language from Alliance Francaise de Paris, France in 2006. Dr. Atisha then completed her M.Sc in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2011 and PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2017; both from Western University, London, ON, Canada. During her higher studies at Western University, she successfully worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant from 2008-2016. Dr. Atisha has performed extensive research in developing different remediation techniques for removal of emerging contaminants like pharmaceuticals, estrogens as well as chlorinated hydrocarbons from surface water, groundwater, wastewater and soil. She has analyzed potential environmental impacts of organic pollutants through good knowledge in environmental standards and guidelines. She has 8 years of experience in using Instrumental Analysis Technique including Gas Chromatography, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Zeta Potential/ Particle Size Analyzer, FT-IR. Moreover, she is highly skilled in the utilization of different software for complex data analysis and data interpretation. She has prepared technical reports, papers for scientific journals as well as PhD thesis on basis of field investigation/survey/data, technical/scientific studies. Dr. Atisha’s experiences have resulted her in being commended for sustaining effective learning environment through prepared classes and relevant assignments. Consistently achieving post-secondary classroom management and academic goals is one of her assets, which she continues to use to ensure her students receive the best education.

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Lesson 1.1 Vocabulary Words
Students learn about the vocabulary words for this lesson. The teacher teaches the vocabulary word, uses it in a sentence, and then asks a question about the word to gauge the student’s understanding.

Lesson 1.2 Introduction to Sustainable Land Use
Students start by watching the first video, titled "Common Good Land Use”. This video explains to kids how the land is used and how that affects the living beings in this world.

Lesson 1.3 Sustainable Land Use Explanation
The teacher explains that Land use is central to many of the environmental and socio-economic issues facing society today. The production of agricultural and forestry goods, which are fundamental to human well-being, has profound consequences for biodiversity and climate change.

Lesson 1.4: Sustainable Land Use Activity
Five student photographers from the class are asked to take photos between their home and school. Then the class is divided for small group discussions into five - one group for each set of photos taken. The groups are asked to answer questions about the land uses portrayed in the photos, their personal relationship to the local land uses and the impacts of each land use on their daily lives. Following the group work, each group is asked to present their photo set to the class, briefly overviewing the answers they came up about the photos. Subsequently, the class as a whole is asked to discuss how different or similar the photo sets are. Substantive questions are provided to guide the class discussion.

Lesson 1.5 Presentation of Work
Following the group work, each group is asked to present their photo set to the class, briefly overviewing the answers they came up about the photos. Subsequently, the class as a whole is asked to discuss how different or similar the photo sets are. Substantive questions are provided to guide the class discussion.

Lesson 1.6 Final Assessment
In the final activity, students are asked to explore their personal impact on local environments by writing a short essay.

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Material Includes

  • This course is entirely online and does not require a textbook.

Requirements

  • Students will be required to have:
  • • Camera (Phone Camera is fine)
  • • Notebooks
  • • Pens, pencils

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Audience

  • This Module is designed for grade 4 students.

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