Creating a Sense of Place on Mount Rainier and Mount Fuji
In this lesson students study historical figures to determine how people develop a sense of place and how sense of place has led people throughout history to fight for land preservation and protection. Using Mount Rainier and Mount Fuji as focal points, students develop their own idea of sense of place, whether it is their backyard, state, city park, etc. They use their sense of place to develop understanding for preservation and protection. Students develop a persuasive letter urging the protection of Mount Rainier and Mount Fuji.
10 - 12
Students will be able to:
Note important figures from history who demonstrated their connection to the land through calls for preservation
Explain what sense of place means and how one creates such a feeling
Understand what land protection and preservation is and why it is conducted
Discuss how land preservation and protection has been conducted nationally and internationally
Understand that for any piece of land there are various stakeholders who may have different attitudes towards protection
Analyze and interpret historical documents calling for preservation and protection
Write a letter to government officials persuading them to protect and preserve an important place
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