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Lesson Plan March 1, 2022

Visualizing Colonialism's Impact on Deforestation

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Warm-up: Students discuss their understanding of deforestation and conservation, and evaluate a graph showing forest coverage over time in the Philippines.

Analyzing the Reporting: Students explore the multimedia timeline "Losing, Saving Philippine Forests” by Karol Ilagan, a journalist and editor with the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. They respond to comprehension and discussion questions in order to track and analyze the influence of colonialism, dictatorship, and governmental policies on environmental degradation and conservation.

Extension Activities:

  1. Creating Your Own Multimedia Timeline of Deforestation
  2. Visualizing Environmental Issues Through Infographics
  3. Researching Forest Conservation Policies
  4. Writing a Letter to the Editor
  5. Art for Change

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