This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this crosscutting concept.
Comments about Including the Crosscutting Concept
The video directly explains the cause and effects of human impact on natural resources and the environment. However, teachers should guide students to identify observable patterns in this cause and effect relationship. For example; Things we place on top of the soil, such as fertilizers, or trash can eventually pollute the water system. Too much pollution can cause marine life to die. When too many of the same species of marine life die, extinction can take place. Deforestation removes habitat and forces animals to leave or die. When too many of the same species of animal die, extinction can take place.