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The United States is losing 60,000 acres of wetlands each year. Is this good or bad? Does anyone really want to live in swamps, fens, bogs, and marshes? Or is it better economics to drain the wetlands for other purposes like agricultural development? In this lesson students will learn about this monumental issue facing the United States while viewing it from an economic perspective.
This lesson plan is a great idea in how to teach the importance of wetlands and how quickly they are disappearing. The use of multiple online websites is a great idea and will hopefully keep the students engaged throughout the lesson. I believe that teachers could alter this lesson to the state in which their school is residing in. By tying the lesson to the school’s local environment the lesson could hit the social emotional aspects and might cause students to become actively engaged in local wet land issues.