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Author

American Forests

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Social Studies, Economics, Geography, Health

Resource Type

  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey

Tree Equity Score

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Synopsis
  • This interactive map analyzes data to provide a tree equity score, taking into account demographic indicators and environmental conditions. 
  • Students can explore the following information: tree equity score, canopy cover goal, current canopy cover, average surface temperature, and six demographic indicators. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • There are many areas to explore in the United States.
  • There is a lot of data for students to explore, which could lead to larger research projects.
  • Students can access municipal reports, Congressional District reports, and state reports.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with how to read a map.
  • Students may need more background information regarding demographic data, including race, age, unemployment, and poverty.
  • The geographic areas highlighted on the home page are the Greater Phoenix area, the San Francisco Bay area, Rhode Island, Greater Detroit, Greater Houston, and the Washington D.C. metro area.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
There is no misconception in the resource. Resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Social Studies
    • Geography
      • Geography 1 (F1): Students understand the geography of the community, Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world, and geographic influences on life in the past, present, and future by using the geographic grid and a variety of types of maps, including digital sources, to locate and access relevant geographic information that reflects multiple perspectives.
      • Geography 1 (D3): Students understand the geography of the United States and various regions of the world and the effect of geographic influences on decisions about the present and future by describing the major regions of the Earth and their major physical, environmental, and cultural features using a variety of geographic tools, including digital tools and resources.
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