Role playing a city council meeting, students weigh various real-world economic, social, and environmental factors when siting a landfill on the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu.
Environmental Science (General and AP), AP Human Geography, Geography, Government, Economics, English Language Arts
Whole class discussion, small group research and discussion, whole class discussion
Prep: < 5 minutes
Activity: 15 minutes (Part 1): 30-60 minutes research, 30 minutes class presentations (Part 2)
BR = Background Reading
CS = Case Study
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