Hands on the Land

How can we balance different viewpoints to manage public lands in a responsible manner? 

ELA, Social Studies
Key Content
civics, roles of stakeholders, policy, land use, human geography
A view of Bears Ears National Monument

In this project, students investigate the roles that different public interests play in affecting land use policy in the United States by studying controversies over land use. They build background knowledge about different case study issues and research the perspectives of groups involved in debates over land use. They apply this information to construct an Op-Ed article outlining a proposal for moving forward before sharing their management solutions in a formal presentation to a live audience for questions and discussion.