Lesson Plan: Environmental Injustices
Time: 1 hour
This lesson plan focuses on environmental injustices created during World War II. The goal is to have students consider the kind of pollution created by the Japanese invaders during their occupation of China. Students are introduced to tools that help identify and measure contamination.
Who is affected by wartime environmental injustices?
Would you like to live next to a candy factory?
Students explore an environmental justice issue that occurred during World War II and is currently affecting several villages’ citizens.
What can be done to protect citizens from these kinds of injustices?
West Oakland project to check neighborhood soil.
Students are asked to consider next steps to help local neighborhoods.