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Explore More has been designed to allow students to evaluate various factors related to the characteristics, uses, and economic and environmental challenges of a working landscape. Using reasoning and evidence, students will make decisions about the future sustainability of a specific environment.

Primary Objectives
After viewing content and participating in interactions presented, students will be able to:

1. Apply an understanding of the characteristics of a working landscape by identifying various ecosystems as working landscapes.

2. Identify various uses and stakeholders within a working landscape.

3. Explain how geographical, political, social, economic, and environmental factors influence the way in which a working landscape is managed.

4. Analyze interactions between the natural environment and humans.

Secondary Objectives
1. Students will demonstrate competence in writing, listening, speaking, and presenting an argument, including an application of basic principles of logic and reasoning.

2. Students will collaborate with peers, experts, and others to write and present products using technology resources. Through the presentation of these products, students will demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom.

3. Students will interpret and display data used to present an argument