Lesson Plan, Unit


(Humans and the Environment - High School CBA) In this unit, students will analyze the choices people have made with respect to oil production in Nigeria and think critically about the consequences of these decisions. Students will evaluate, from multiple points of view, the connection between oil and the health and welfare of local citizens in the Niger Delta. Utilizing maps, photographs, articles, and participating in a variety of activities, students will develop a critical understanding of Nigeria’s natural resource dilemma.


  • Health > General
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12





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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-11-28.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is one unit in a series of lessons on Nigeria submitted by the World Affairs Council. The unit has background information, clear objectives, detailed procedures, and all of the necessary handouts to implement the unit. All of the materials are excellent. The content is current, accurate, and accessible to students at the recommended grade levels. There are a variety of different activities to engage students in learning about Nigeria and the environmental and economic challenges it is facing. Some of the highlights include an article, discussion, and slide show on the environmental impact of oil exploration in the Niger Delta, a simulation that examines the various perspectives on oil in the Delta, and an activity on the role of corporations in the exploration of oil. The entire unit is immediately useful in a classroom and many of the handouts and activities could also be stand alone lessons integrated into various classes such as Global Issues, World History, or Economics. There are also a lot of relevant links included in the lesson that could be used to further develop the lessons.

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