Environmental Governance Teacher Resources
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Fighting for Control
Engage your class in a class discussion examining and defend different sides of an argument about whether the Environmental Protection Agency should have the legal authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. They will have to demonstrate understanding by clarifying their arguments using supporting details.
Big Dam Construction in India
This complete and full resource includes everything needed to conduct a lesson on the environmental impact of large dams in India. Background information, handouts, answer keys, and web links are all there to help you educate your class on human interactions and their impact on the environment.
Is That Legal? A Case of Acid Rain
Develop an environmental case study! Elementary learners discover how a case study is used as an analysis tool. The goal of this activity is to show pupils how techniques of persuasion (including background, supporting evidence, storytelling, and call to action) are used to develop an argument for or against a topic. The example they look at is the developing acid rain problem in New York's Adirondack Mountains.
The Southeast Anatolia Project
This resource is amazing. It is a full project including teacher notes, handouts, procedure, and worksheets. It introduces learners to the GAP project, a social environmental group working to bring irrigation, assistance, and increased agricultural production to areas in need. Learners will evaluate the data provided to determine whether this is a successful endeavor.
Life Savers?: Exploring Ethical Dilemmas Regarding AIDS Treatment in South Africa
Students participate in a roundtable forum to discuss the notion of defying South African national government policies in order to fight AIDS after reading the online article, "A Bold Move on AIDS in South Africa."
On the Attack
Students explore how government restrictions and over fishing impact the ecosystems of sharks and contribute to or curb their danger to humans. They synthesize their understanding of the issues by creating board games in groups.
Land Use and Lawmaking in California
Students investigate the laws of using land. In this California Government lesson plan, students examine the many uses of land in California and find an environmental issue they care about. Students write a letter to a politician based on their issue.
Students reflect upon their regional and national environments, analyze causes of environmental problems as well as their implications, and examine effects of population growth as they participate in "The Popcorn Game."
Liberty and Security in Contemporary China
Upper graders consider contemporary Chinese economics, political viewpoints, and government. This unit covers a span of several class periods or six days, and engages learners in a variety of skills based activities. They conduct Internet reasearch, engage in discussion groups, create essay outlines, present multimedia presentations, and synthesize and evaluate informational resource. A full appendix is included.
On the Brink
Students view a film about environmental issues. They discover how environmental degradation can lead to disease. They identify the relationship between population growth and the environment.
Students explore current applications of nanotechnology in various industries, including medicine, space development, environmental protection, and defense.
It's Getting Hot in Here
Discover the environmental and economic impact of global warming. After reading an article, emerging environmentalists identify how different countries are responding to the Kyoto Protocol. They research emission laws and write a news article from the perspective of a delegate who is attending the Kyoto Protocol conference in Buenos Aires.
Students assess what environmental conditions best contribute to preservation and mummification by participating in a multi-day 'apple mummification' lab.
Examining the Effects of Pollution on Ecosystems
Learners examine the different types of tests used to measure the environmental effects of hazardous waste. They work together to determine the impact of pollution on different ecosystems. They read a case study and answer questions to end the instructional activity.
Water Creative Writing
Students red and discuss an example of a biographical essay. They read The Last of the Falling Tide by Car Hiassen, answer factual questions concerning the work, and create their own story about a natural place they are familiar with , and any environmental problems that exist.
We Are The People
Students describe the conditions under which the Constitution was written. They explain the purpose of the first three articles of the Constitution. They represent the three branches of government through a graphic organizer. They identify his/her state senator, governor and local representative and describe how they contribute to the common good.
Hazardous Chemicals in Your Neighborhood
Students examine the effect of hazardous chemicals on humans. They discover how the chemicals are cleaned up and the facilities in their neighborhood. They identify federal and local agencies that oversee environmental hazards
Students access prior knowledge to list careers working with the environment. In this environmental careers instructional activity, students create a want ad for environmental jobs. Students complete job applications for specific environmental jobs and find the places where these jobs would be available.
The Roman Empire
Sixth graders locate where the Roman Empire was and what is there now. In this Roman Empire instructional activity, 6th graders become familiar with the myth of Romulus and Remus. Students gather information about the government of the Roman Empire through video and research sites. Students map where events took place.
The True Cost of Coffee
Students examine the economic, health, and environmental risks of a one-crop economy in the developing world. They explain how or why it can be challenging for people of one culture to understand the lifestyle of a different society.