Race to the Arctic

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Description: The objective of the lesson is to evaluate the underlying causes and develop proposals for addressing the future use of natural resources in the changing environment of the Arctic region. Using the essential questions “How can people cooperatively solve common challenges?” and “What responsibilities do we owe the preservation of Earth’s natural resources?” students will work as cooperative teams to investigate the current changes in the Arctic’s environment, the geo-political issues arising from new access to valuable resources, and the impact current regional conflicts have had on the environment, relationships among the international community, and the economic development of the Arctic region.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL             Produced By: Pam Merrill