Using Infographics to Understand China’s Pollution Challenges
Author: Sarah Bremer Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland, California
Essential/Central Question: How can China’s pollution problems be addressed at the local, national, and global level?
Lesson Summary: Students will conduct research to learn about the major causes and ramifications of China’s air, soil, and water pollution. They will examine impacted parties and potential solutions by reading a variety of Chinese and international sources. Finally, they will synthesize and share their findings in the form of infographics and a Socratic seminar.
Grade Levels and Courses:
- Modern World History – 9-10th grades;
- U.S. History – 11th grade;
- Government and Economics – 12th grade;
- Human Geography;
- Asian Studies;
- International Relations.
Duration: 3-5 days (depending upon class period length and amount of time given in class to complete the research).
Lesson Plan (PDF): Using Infographics to Understand China’s Pollution Challenges
Supporting Document (PDF): Student Instructions
Source: 2015 Lesson Plan Contest