NoiseOFF Teacher's Guide
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The individual units may easily be adapted to many levels and taught across different scholastic levels:
- Science (Environment, Human Health)
- Social Science (Civics, Activism, Government, Consumer Protection)
- Language Arts, Communications (Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations)
Level 1 is for elementary and high school students to learn about noise pollution and how they can protect their hearing.
- What is sound?
- How does the human ear work?
- What is noise pollution?
- What is a decibel?
- How can you protect your hearing?
Level 2 is for high school students to develop a critical analytical ability about noise pollution, civics, human health and the environment.
- Does noise pollution have physical effects on the human body?
- Why has noise pollution become so prevalent in society?
- What is society doing about noise pollution?
- What negative social effects result from noise pollution?
- Are all noise pollution problems the same?
- Critical Analysis: The Tavern
- Critical Analysis: Boom Cars
- Critical Analysis: Backyard Motocross Track
- What is NoiseOFF?
The questions in each section are designed to engage students to better understand noise pollution issues from their own perspective. The questions are open-ended, there is no assumed right or wrong answer.
It may be helpful to establish ground rules for constructive discussion, including ways to respectfully disagree.