Environmental Governance Teacher Resources
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Market Failures and Government Regulation: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease?
Students are introduced to the topic of government regulations. Using the internet, they read different viewpoints on this topic. They answer questions and discuss them as a class. They develop their own regulations that could be helpful to the United States.
Environmental Risk Management
Students are engaged in cooperative learning strategies and critical thinking activities to introduce topics of analysis, probability, assessment, and management as they apply to environmental risk. They choose a risk from the class list and discuss how to manage it.
Learners read several historical folktales and identify and explain examples of symbolism in the folktale. They define civil society and give examples of organizations related to environmental stewardship.
Environmental Ethics Lesson Plan Two
Learners discover how environmental and personal ethics are connected. In groups, they determine the who, what, where, when and how of each scenerio they are given. They share their findings with the class and explain the difference between absolute, intrinsic or instrumental value when dealing with environmental ethics.
Environmental Quality in Our Own Backyard
Learners research an environmental issue and decide on a course of action. They write a reseach paper and present an oral presentation based on the research.
What are the Economic Functions of Government?
Twelfth graders identify the six economic functions of government and the classify examples of government actions and policies within various economic functions. They identify and evaluate two different positions on the role of government in the economy.
What Is Government?
Pupils investigate and describe the various levels of government. They develop a list of the services provided by each level of government, and identify the needs not being met by the government.
What are the Economic Functions of Government?
Students examine the role of government in market economies. For this economics lesson, students analyze the 6 economic functions of government as they explore current newspaper stories and categorize them. Students debate the role of government in the economy.
The Role of government in Waste Management
Students assess ways the government could curtail the waste disposal problem. They write letters to government officials suggesting solutions.
Conservation and Environmental Protection
Students brainstorm a list of environments and animals from around the world that need protection. They then design and create a slogan about an animal or environment and an environmental protection poster.
We the People: An American Government Project
Students identify key representatives in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal and State governments
Here is a chance for environmental studies classes to take a critical look at crises occurring around the globe by reading articles and viewing video clips. The human activities under scrutiny are the extraction of oil, logging, and mining. Learners discuss the situations and list the pros and cons of the practice. Overall, you will find this to be an exercise in scientific literacy and a thought-provoking lesson on environmental crises.
The Called Themselves the K.K.K.; The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
How did Ku Klux Klan develop and flourish in the US? How did the government respond to acts of terrorism conducted by the KKK following the Civil War? How does the government respond to acts of terrorism today? This resource launches a study of terrorism and government response. Richly detailed, the plan includes links, photographs, and worksheets. A powerful resource.
In My Opinion
Young writers craft letters to the government stating their opinion on different topics. They pick an environmental or ocean issue, research it, and craft their formal persuasive letter. Ensure your learners include supporting facts and details and provide them with a rubric before they begin writing.
The Global Water Crisis
High schoolers examine the "quiet crisis," the lack of clean water, by reading articles and viewing video clips. They discuss the situations in Ethiopia, Yemen, Kenya, and Nepal. There are two options for the lesson plan, but one of them requires a DVD for which there is no information on how to obtain a copy. Aside from this problem, there is plenty of other information here that you can use to increase awareness in your environmental studies class about the global water dilemma. A data sheet is included on which individuals can collect information about each country.
The Future of the School Bus
Economics classes explore the cost benefits and drawbacks of using biodiesel to run school buses, as well as the environmental impact. They also explore ideas for improving this important mode of transportation. This resource is well-designed, with clear standards, instructions, and assessment; however, the topic may not resonate with high school students.
Students make Moebius strips and use them to demonstrate the interconnectedness of an environment. They explore the natural cycles (water, oxygen/carbon dioxide, carbon, nitrogen) within the environment. They describe how the cycles are connected within an environment, use spatial sense to understand cycles in nature and understand why engineers need to know about environmental cycles.
Swamps, Shrimp, and Tsunamis: A Simulation of Sustainable Development Issues in Coastal Ecuador
Middle schoolers examine the economic benefits, environmental losses and dangers of the shrimp farming industry on the coast of Ecuador. They read a script, role-play people involved in the shrimp business, and write an essay of the pros and cons.
It's Never Too Late: Air Quality
What are the causes and effects of pollutants on the quality of the air we breathe? Groups research emission standards, emission controls, career opportunities in the area of air quality control, and things government and individuals can do to ensure clean air. Part of a series of lessons on air quality.
Just an Environment or a Just Environment?
This lesson explores the multiple causes of racial segregation and environmental racism, and helps students understand the perpetuation of institutional racism in the post-Civil Rights era. Students will perform a mock tribunal in which they will research