Activity #1: The teacher will ask students to define soil
and what they know about soil erosion and degradation. The teacher will present
the following video to the class:
After watching the film the students will explain what new things they learned from the film. They will then be divided into groups according to the different factors affecting land use and degradation Each group will discuss a specific factor and will present it to the class. After the group presentations there will be a class discussion concerning how students personally affect land resources and their civic responsibilities in maintaining and preventing further degradation of land resources.
Activity #2: Role play
Students will be divided into groups in which each group will represent various stakeholders such as: citizens, politicians, lawyers, mayors, municipality supervisor, etc. Each group will detail their role with regard to various issues concerning land pollution and degradation (building a quarry in an open areas, developing residential areas in agricultural areas, constructing gas and oil pipelines in open areas).
The end product will be a letter sent to the proper authorities regarding this specific matter.