The public just got its first look this week at the sites that could be the home of a new county jail.
St. Paul’s Academy teacher David Fayram is already incorporating the issue into his high school geography class. The class is working on urban geography right now, so Fayram has broken the class up into three groups, with each one studying one of three sites preferred by the county. One is west of LaBounty Drive near Sunset Avenue; one is at Pacific Highway Northwest Avenue; and one is in the 4200 block of Hannegan Road.
The students will read consultant reports for each site and try to persuade a student panel of which site is best, based on a variety of geographic criteria.
It seems like an interesting way to combine current events into a lesson plan. What do you think?