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Course SummaryTake Environment & Humanity for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply towards your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging environmental science video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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18 chapters in Environment & Humanity for Teachers: Professional Development
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your environmental science teaching license with Environment & Humanity for Teachers. Brush up on environmental science topics so you can better teach ecology, physical science and other environmental sciences. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn environmental science credits in a hurry!
1. Watch engaging video lessons about ecosystems and natural resources.
2. Check your knowledge of things like atmospheric science and hazardous waste with practice quizzes and exams.
3. Ask clarification questions from our expert environmental science instructors.
4. Earn three college credits by taking the DSST environmental science exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. DSST credits are accepted by over 2,000 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Environment & Humanity for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use towards licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Science teachers who want to brush up on environmental science
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging environment and humanity videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning an environment and humanity unit or course
- Aspiring environmental science teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make environment and humanity easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert environment and humanity instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review environment and humanity terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn environment and humanity credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Earth Science for Teachers, Weather and Climate Studies for Teachers, and Physical Geology for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in environmental science as well as Earth science, physics, chemistry, biology, and other science topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Environment & Humanity for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1|
|Introduction to Environmental Science (scope of the field, environmental history in the U.S., applying the scientific method to environmental problems)|
Ecosystems (levels of ecology, habitats, biodiversity, food chains)
|Day 2||Chapter 3|
|Interaction Among Organisms in the Ecosystem (interspecific competition, populations, the impact of invasive and introduced species)|
Evolving Ecosystems (biomes, ecological succession, theory of evolution)
|Day 3||Chapter 5||Atmospheric Science and the Environment (forces that shape the surface of the Earth, climate change, the ozone layer)|
|Day 4||Chapter 6||Geological Science (ground and surface water, glaciers, continental drift, minerals, soil conservation)|
|Day 5||Chapter 7||Biological Science (species richness, ecological systems of oceans, extinction, ways in which humans affect ecosystems, conservation biology)|
|Day 6||Chapter 8|
|Pollution of Freshwater Resources (the water cycle, aquifer depletion, water pollution, the Clean Water Act)|
Land Resources (land ownership in the U.S., deforestation, rangeland, the national parks system)
|Day 7||Chapter 10||Population and the Environment (what affects population size, economic inequality between nations, demographic transition, population and resource consumption)|
|Day 8||Chapter 11||Food and Agricultural Resources (malnutrition, food insecurity, issues in agriculture, sustainable agriculture, genetic engineering, pesticides)|
|Day 9||Chapter 12|
|Solid and Hazardous Waste (types of waste, composting, integrated waste management)|
Human Impact on the Environment (the IPAT equation, deforestation, pollution, eutrophication)
|Day 10||Chapter 14||Renewable Resources (solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, tidal energy, energy conservation)|
|Day 11||Chapter 15|
|Nonrenewable Resources (fossil fuels, coal mining, oil and natural gas, nuclear energy)|
Environmental Sustainability (definition of sustainability, human behaviors that threaten sustainability, the voluntary simplicity movement)
|Day 12||Chapter 17||Environmental Risk Analysis (types of environmental hazards, risk assessment, public water supply monitoring, diseases related to environmental change)|
|Day 13||Chapter 18||Ethical and Political Processes of the Environment (definition of environmental ethics, environmental justice, environmental legislation, world trade rules)|
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for environment and humanity|
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