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Ch 31: Environmental Politics Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Environmental Politics chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about environmental ethics, justice and planning. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Environmental Politics chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Environmental Ethics and Human Values: Definition and Impact on Environmental Problems;
Environmental Worldviews: Western and Deep Ecology
The responsibility of human beings to address environmental concerns;
The contrasts between the two worldviews
Tuesday What is Environmental Justice? - Definition, Principles, Examples and Issues;
Environmental Planning and Decision Making: Definition and Components
Implementing environmental justice;
The various aspects of environmental planning
Wednesday What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations and Timeline;
What is an Environmental Impact Statement? - Definition, Requirements and Example
Laws that aim to preserve the quality of our environment;
Protecting the environment with the Environmental Impact Statement
Thursday Incentive-Based Regulatory Approaches: Environmental Taxes and Tradable Permits;
World Trade Rules and Environmental Policies
Addressing pollution with the Command and Control Regulatory Approach and the Incentive-Based Regulatory Approach;
Policies that protect the environment through the management of human activity
Friday Future Environmental Concerns: Population, Food Supply, Energy and Pollution A look at how these factors will affect future generations

9 Lessons in Chapter 31: Environmental Politics Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems

1. Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems

Environmental ethics take into consideration the moral obligations human beings have concerning the environment. Learn how environmental ethics and human values affect our ability to understand and solve environmental problems.

Environmental Worldviews: Western & Deep Ecology

2. Environmental Worldviews: Western & Deep Ecology

Environmental worldviews are the commonly shared beliefs that give groups of people a sense how humans should interact with the environment. Learn about two contrasting environmental worldviews: western and deep ecology.

What is Environmental Justice? - Definition, Principles, Examples & Issues

3. What is Environmental Justice? - Definition, Principles, Examples & Issues

Environmental justice is a movement that grew from the recognition of a disproportionate number of environmental burdens in certain communities. It works to ensure a healthy environment for all regardless of race, nationality, income, gender or age.

Environmental Planning & Decision Making: Definition & Components

4. Environmental Planning & Decision Making: Definition & Components

Environmental planning and decision making take into consideration the needs of society and the natural environment when developing an area. Learn how environmental planning and decision making are carried out to create sustainable outcomes.

What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

5. What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

Environmental legislation is a collection of many laws and regulations aimed at protecting the environment from harmful actions. Learn about the National Environmental Policy Act and other environmental laws.

What is an Environmental Impact Statement? - Definition, Requirements & Example

6. What is an Environmental Impact Statement? - Definition, Requirements & Example

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a document that takes into consideration the environmental impact of a proposed action. Learn how an EIS is used to ensure that the goals of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are met.

Incentive-Based Regulatory Approaches: Environmental Taxes & Tradable Permits

7. Incentive-Based Regulatory Approaches: Environmental Taxes & Tradable Permits

An incentive-based regulatory approach aims to reduce environmentally-harmful pollutants by offering inducements to polluters who limit their emissions. Learn how environmental taxes and tradable permits are utilized to help protect the environment.

World Trade Rules & Environmental Policies

8. World Trade Rules & Environmental Policies

Environmental policies help the environment by managing human activities. Learn how world trade rules and environmental policies relate to each other and the impact they can have on environmental protection in this lesson.

Future Environmental Concerns: Population, Food Supply, Energy & Pollution

9. Future Environmental Concerns: Population, Food Supply, Energy & Pollution

There are many issues that raise future environmental concerns. Learn how the environment may be impacted by the growing population and food and energy needs of the world, as well as growing pollution concerns as we move through the 21st century.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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