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Background For Teachers:
NOTE: An outside location with a variety of landforms and changes in terrain will be helpful for the initial activity.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Set perimeters for an imaginary town. Direct students to put their marker in the best location for each structure and for the new community.
Students stake out a new community. Other than the sizes of the structure (e.g. farm= 20 sq. ft.) give very little instruction.
Draw a map of the new community. Use your map to prepare a coherent set of reasons that show the choices your group made in creating the new community.
Record reasons for location decisions as each group presents their summary.
When all reasons have been exhausted by presentations or discussion make a list of the criteria that can be used for location selection. Rank the list.
Compare the class list to zoning laws of the community. Discuss how the century, size of the settlement and the type of the new structure could alter the ranking of the criteria.
Obtain a map of your community which shows land use. Decide what changes in the community would be made using the criteria you have developed.
Discuss the concept of NIMBY. What changes were made as the community was staked out? What types of arguments are used to defend NIMBY philosophy?
Research changes that are coming to your community. After researching these make recommendations to your community, keeping NIMBY in mind.
Present through persuasive speeches the varied views that NIMBY can take in decisions made about land use.
After researching the impending changes within their community, students will express their views in an appropriate forum and share with the community what they have learned. Create a commercial using NIMBY rationale persuading why an area should not be used for X. Consider the impending changes to the community. Create community models that showcase many varied ways the community may be impacted by different location choices. Display these for community response. Public speaking could be a good venue for these results as well.
Build a model to show how impending changes to the community could blend with existing community landmarks.
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