Environmental Health Hazards in Real Estate Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What environmental risks can arise in real estate? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to present key facts. An activity reinforces key concepts as it encourages critical thinking.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • discuss the regulations regarding environmental hazards in real estate
  • explain the environmental risks of lead-based paint, asbestos, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and radon

Length

45 to 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.3

Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.

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