Subjects & Disciplines
- Be inspired by solutions to human-made problems.
- Identify and describe at least four stakeholders that are involved with the human impact or solution.
- Create and present an argument that aims to convince four stakeholders to implement a recommended solution.
- Identify and define four stakeholders whom they aim to convince.
- Gather and organize evidence to support their argument.
- Reflect and build on prior thinking about human impacts on animal migration.
- Project-based learning
- Information organization
- Role playing
- Self-directed learning
- 21st Century Student Outcomes
Critical Thinking Skills
- Geographic Skills
Science and Engineering Practices
- Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
- Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
- Engaging in argument from evidence
- Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Connections to National Standards, Principles, and Practices
What You’ll Need
The resources are also available at the top of the page.
- Internet Access: Required
- Internet access: Required
- Tech Setup: 1 computer per classroom, 1 computer per pair, Monitor/screen, Printer, Projector
If you took down the Human Impact Photo Gallery, rehang the images and each photograph’s corresponding sticky notes around the classroom.
Teachers should decide what kind of presentation students will make and how long each group’s presentation can be (depending on the number and size of groups). Possible presentation styles include using presentation programs or creating a poster or trifold display. Teachers should also decide how they would like students to cite or reference their sources.
- Large-group instruction
- Large-group learning
- Small-group learning
- Small-group work
process where a community of animals leaves a habitat for part of the year or part of their lives, and moves to habitats that are more hospitable.
to accept or allow something.
reason or set of reasons given with the aim of persuading others that an action or idea is right or wrong.
to state as the truth.
unplanned or temporary path.
to divert or draw attention away from something.
result or impact produced by an action.
able to be proved with evidence or experience.
data that can be measured, observed, examined, and analyzed to support a conclusion.
central and important.
to influence or have an effect on something.
to carry out plans.
to break the uniformity or continuity of something.
an explanation of symbols and abbreviations used on a map, also known as a legend.
symbolic representation of selected characteristics of a place, usually drawn on a flat surface.
part of a map representing specific features of a place.
to determine the numeric value of something, often in comparison with something else, such as a determined standard value.
predictable movements, in time and space, of a group of animals or people.
point of view or way of looking at a situation.
process of using evidence to make inferences or conclusions using logic.
to correct or improve an existing material, often a written document.
distinctive relative size, extent, or degree.
an answer to a problem.
person or organization that has an interest or investment in a place, situation, or company.
machine that produces power using the motion of wind to turn blades.
For Further Exploration
Articles & Profiles
- The Nature Education Knowledge Project: Animal Migration
- National Geographic: Nature’s Most Impressive Animal Migrations
- National Geographic: What a Trip! The Toughest Animal Migrations on Earth
- National Geographic: Tiny Gold Monkeys and Pumas are Getting Their Own Highway
- Everglades University: Wind Turbines Killing Birds: What’s Being Done
- National Geographic: Ecosystems Collection
- National Geographic: Human Impacts on the Environment Collection
- National Geographic: Protecting Biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest
- National Geographic: Animals
- Arboretum, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Journey North
- Idaho Public Television: Animal Migration!
- National Geographic: Resource Library: Animal Migration
- National Geographic Kids: Animals