Port of Seattle Units / Middle and High School
The People’s Park (Social Studies)
How do we create a park that has a positive impact on the public?
Students create a park design for a Superfund site that the Port is restoring into a public green space. Students take on roles either as park designers or Port Commissioners. Student Port Commissioners hold a mock Commissioner meeting to review the park design proposals and decide how to best create a park that positively impacts the public.
Key content: perspective taking, environmental issues, community needs, industry and business, Native American tribal concerns
Unit length: 3-4 Weeks
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