People and the Environment

Freedom footsteps
Photo by Jason Moon

High school students analyze the intersection between marginalized communities and environmental health. Students answer questions like, “Who does overfishing harm the most?” and, “Who is most vulnerable to sea-level rise?” Students then take a look at their own communities by taking a self-guided walk and exploring their neighborhood with their senses.

Next, students use the Washington Department of Health Environmental Health Disparities Map to look at what communities in Washington are most impacted by environmental risks and hazards. The lesson concludes with students evaluating recommendations from the Washington Environmental Justice Task Force. We are proud to collaborate with Sea Potential on this lesson. 

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People and the Environment

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