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EnviroAtlas

Building a Greenway: A case study

This interdisciplinary learning module promotes student discovery using available maps and data, engaging  students to be collaborative decision-makers. This case study is intended for secondary education, undergraduate, and community education/engagement programs.

 

Files to download

Teacher Handouts

  • Greenway Lesson Plan: Teacher Guide
  • Greenway Lesson Plan: Powerpoint for Teacher Use
  • Greenway Powerpoint Script
  • Greenway Glossary
  • Greenway Additional Activities
  • Greenway Map Guidance: How to use EnviroAtlas online with the Case Study

Student Handouts

  • Greenway Student Map Set
  • Greenway Student Handout: Stakeholder Slips
  • Greenway Student Worksheet: Understanding Maps
  • Greenway Student Handout: Case Study Synopsis
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  • Greenway Lesson Plan: Teacher Guide (PDF)(47 pp, 2 MB)
    Teacher Guide for use with EnviroAtlas “Building a Greenway: Case Study.” Contains At-A-Glance Summary, Instructions for using the Case Study with or without internet, Answer Keys, and alignment with Standards for all 50 states.
  • Greenway Lesson Plan: Powerpoint for Teacher Use (PDF)(30 pp, 7 MB)
    Powerpoint for teachers to use as an introduction to the “Building a Greenway: Case Study.” The Powerpoint outlines the case study background, including maps from the Case Study.
  • Greenway Powerpoint Script (PDF)(8 pp, 3 MB)
    Script for teacher use with the EnviroAtlas “Building a Greenway: Case Study” Powerpoint. Script includes recommended commentary as well as a guide for how to read and use the maps in the case study.
  • Greenway Glossary (PDF)(3 pp, 110 K)
    3-page printable glossary to assist students while conducting the “Building a Greenway: Case Study” activity.
  • Greenway Additional Activities (PDF)(6 pp, 854 K)
    Perfect for the teacher looking to differentiate in their classroom, these additional suggested activities give students and teachers options for action and implementation after completion of the group “Building a Greenway: Case Study” activity.
  • Greenway Map Guidance: How to use EnviroAtlas online with the Case Study (PDF)(14 pp, 3 MB)
    Ideal for teachers seeking to blend technology into their classrooms or teachers in classrooms with 1:1 capability, this document provides guidance on how to use the EnviroAtlas Greenway Lesson Plan entirely online, where it is easily accessible as a Featured Collection. Teach your students both digital and environmental skills in this ready-made lesson plan that is entirely online.
  • Greenway Student Map Set (PDF)(6 pp, 15 MB)
    Printable student map set for use with the EnviroAtlas “Building a Greenway: Case Study.” Recommended to be printed in color or displayed on screens. All maps generated from EnviroAtlas. Please note: this activity can also be completed online using the EnviroAtlas tool – the Greenway maps are saved as their own “Featured Collection.”
  • Greenway Student Handout: Stakeholder Slips (PDF)(2 pp, 1 MB)
    This 2-page handout is designed to give students different Stakeholder positions within the “Building a Greenway: Case Study” activity and to help the students simulate the challenges of local decision-making.
  • Greenway Student Worksheet: Understanding Maps (PDF)(2 pp, 1 MB)
    This 2-page student worksheet is for use with the “Building a Greenway: Case Study” activity. To complete the worksheet, students will need to engage with maps from EnviroAtlas either online or via the provided paper map set, “Greenway Student Map Set.”
  • Greenway Student Handout: Case Study Synopsis (PDF)(8 pp, 6 MB)
    This “Building a Greenway: Case Study” Synopsis provides an overview – what is a greenway, what are the goals of the greenway development in Canton, and what are some of the issues at hand. Students should read this as an introduction to the activity.