The Use of a Piece of Land (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/education/lessons/act02.htm

Duane Leavitt, Maine Geological Survey (CREST project)


This activity is designed to engage students in a practical exercise in land use planning; to make the students aware of the positive and negative aspects of land use laws and local zoning ordinances through role-playing. The students represent groups interested in purchasing the same piece of land. Each group must research to devise a plan that is legal and attractive and present proposals to convince the current owners to sell the land to their group. The instructor is advised to use a real plot of land so that real land use laws can be researched.

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Part of the Starting Point collection. The Starting Point collection includes resources addressing the needs of faculty and graduate students designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in geoscience.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14)
Environmental Policy: Environmental Decision-Making
Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions
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