Title of Lesson: People Cause Pollution#114

Key Words for Cross Reference: industrial revolution, progress, invention

National Standard: 14 How human actions modify physical environment
State Standard: 13

Teaching Level: E

Lesson Introduction:
The industrial revolution age influenced the Nashua River and its natural resources.

Objective/Purpose: to help students understand the effects of industry on
natural features

drawing paper, marking pens, watercolors

1. Re-examine the pages mentioning the industrial revolution with particular attention to the page with the "red" river
2. Have each student draw across a large piece of drawing paper, parallel lines about 4 inches apart representing the edges of the river
3. On one half of the paper, draw fish, birds, etc. living in and around the river pre-industrial revolution time
4. Using water colors, paint the river blue
5. On the other half of the paper, paint the river red and orange
representing the condition as a result of the industrial revolution
6. Using the watercolors add other scenery

Do the students understand the effects of industrial waste on a river?

Reflection: How successful was this lesson? Did all students benefit? Were there any surprises? What might you do differently another time? Please note any changes that will make this lesson more effective and useful in the future and pass them along to the NHGA. We appreciate your comments.
Thank you.
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