In 2008, National Geographic released the Human Footprint educational resource guide and 90 minute video. They provide background information on the impact of consumption and disposal. There is a lesson plan and three activities as part of the guide:
This guide is available for reproduction by educators for students.
In addition to the Human Footprint guide, National Geographic offers an online interactive Human Footprint module. Students can see how many of each every day item that they will consume during their lifetime, and compare that to the rest of the world.
For the guide, go to http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/14/g68/HumanFootpri...
For the interactive Human Footprint module, go to http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/human-footprint-...
Human Footprint Video Description:
In a playful, surprising and thought-provoking portrait of our time on earth, National Geographic demonstrates, in a series of remarkable visuals, what makes up an average human life today and how everything we do has impact on the world around us. In this unique journey through life, it shows all the people you will ever know, how much waste you will produce, the amount of fuel you'll consume and how much you've got to pack in during your 2,475,526,000 seconds on earth.
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