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.
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