Central Question: What are the different levels of American government and what role can they have in protecting the environment?
Guiding Thought Question: When dealing with protecting natural spaces is it more beneficial to leave that to local government bodies or to the Federal Government in Washington D.C.? Explain your reasoning and provide an example to support.
Today's Learning Objective: Students will learn about the different divisions of government and how power in the United States is divided between local, state, and federal offices. Students will discuss merits of the system, and then examine how powers are divided related to land protections in the United States.