Students read a news article about local population growth in San Marcos, TX and the resulting sprawl, then write a proposed solution and simulate a city council debate.
AP Human Geography, Geography, Environmental Science (General and AP), Government, English Language Arts
Individual reading, small group discussion and writing, whole class debate
Prep: < 5 minutes
Activity: 15 minutes (Part 1); 15 minutes (Part 2); 40 minutes (Part 3)
BR = Background Reading
CS = Case Study
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