Soil Erosion and Land Management: Environmental and Economic Impacts of Erosion

Environmental and Economic Impacts of Erosion: MS.9 : Understanding the Consequences of My Actions (all,IA) (PDF) | (PPT)

Look at a picture of the Grand Canyon. Help students realize this beauty was caused from erosion. Then, show an example of negative land erosion. Explain to students that their actions are like the erosion and can lead to positive or negative results. Their actions, like erosion, will effect other parts of their lives and may have long and far reaching effects.

Environmental and Economic Impacts of Erosion: MS.9 : Understanding the Consequences of My Actions (all,IA) (PDF) | (PPT)

Make the parallel connection between bad choices and erosion (Ex. Destruction of land and life.) to good choices and conservation. (Ex. bettering the environment and life.)

Environmental and Economic Impacts of Erosion: HS.24 : Critical Thinking Skills (1,2) (PDF) | (PPT)

Although some producers may not see the impact of their practices on the environment, it is important for students to be able to recognize these impacts and make informed, educated decisions.