Project Resilience - a high school curriculum about the environmental challenges facing Gulf coastal communities

Lesson 7: Resilience in Action

Students explore resilience toolkits to better understand their value. They draw upon these toolkits to design a resilience plan for their school campus as the culminating task of Project Resilience.

Lesson 7 is divided into five parts, each intended for about a day of instruction time, though extra time may be required as students develop projects for the school resilience plan. A lesson plan, including teacher instructions, for each part is linked below:


Time Required

  • Teacher Preparation Time: estimated 1-3 hrs
  • Part 1: 50 minutes
  • Part 2: 50 minutes
  • Part 3: 50 minutes
  • Part 4: 50 minutes
  • Part 5: 50 minutes

Standards

Louisiana Student Standards for Science:

  • HS-EVS1-3: Analyze and interpret data about the consequences of environmental decisions to determine the risk-benefit values of actions and practices implemented for selected issues.
  • HS-ESS3-4: Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.

Additional Dimensions:

  • Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
  • Disciplinary Core Ideas: ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution
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