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Keywords: Environment, curriculum

Global Regions: Latin America

Countries: Mexico

Universities: University of Texas at Austin

Subjects: History and Social Studies, Mathematics

Resource Types: Curriculum

Time Periods: Contemporary

Instructional Strategies: Case Study, Primary Sources, Role Play/Perspective-Taking

Themes: Culture and Society, Environment

Levels: Middle School (6-8)


People and Place: Air Pollution in Mexico City

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One of 12 lesson plans on People and Place: Human-Environmental Interactions

This case study was prepared to foster understanding of urban air pollution problems in the world. Students will understand that:

  1. the factors involved in creating pollution are varied;
  2. pollution has serious effects on health and well-being; and
  3. solutions to environmental damage are complex and have their own repercussions. Students will work with readings, maps, charts, and graphs in order to develop geographic skills.

This lesson plan is one of a dozen related lesson plans available as PDF files in the People and Place unit by Hemispheres: The International Outreach Consortium of the University of Texas at Austin. The People and Place curriculum unit includes an introduction and standards alignment page.

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People and Place: Air Pollution in Mexico City

Produced at: Hemispheres: The University of Texas International Outreach Consortium , University of Texas at Austin, Institute of Latin American Studies

Year Produced: 2005

Material: Downloadable PDF file

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