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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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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