Ch 25: Environmental Sustainability Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Environmental Sustainability chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach forms of sustainable consumption in your classroom. 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 Sustainability 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 Applications of environmental sustainability Characteristics of sustainable agriculture, forestry and energy use
Tuesday Threats to environmental sustainability The adverse effects of human population growth, the depletion of natural resources and pollution
Wednesday Sustainable development Environmental limits and the need for development that doesn't outpace nature's ability to sustain itself
Thursday Sustainable consumption Consumption patterns that reduce the environmental impacts of human behavior; the economic and social complexities of sustainable consumption
Friday Voluntary simplicity Examples of behaviors that can reduce an individual's use of natural resources

5 Lessons in Chapter 25: Environmental Sustainability Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Environmental Sustainability: Definition and Application

1. Environmental Sustainability: Definition and Application

Environmental sustainability allows for the needs of man to be met without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Learn applications of environmental sustainability, including sustainable agriculture, forestry and energy.

Human Behaviors that Threaten Environmental Sustainability

2. Human Behaviors that Threaten Environmental Sustainability

The environment has a remarkable ability to sustain itself. However, human behaviors disrupt the natural environment and threaten environmental sustainability. Learn how population growth, depletion of resources, and pollution threaten nature.

Sustainable Development within Environmental Limits

3. Sustainable Development within Environmental Limits

Sustainable development is a way of meeting the needs of both present and future generations. Learn how sustainable development must work within the environmental limits so future generations can benefit from the rich resources of the environment.

Sustainable Consumption: Definition and Complexities

4. Sustainable Consumption: Definition and Complexities

Sustainable consumption is the use of products and services that have a minimal impact on the environment so future generations can meet their needs. Learn about the benefits and the complexities that are associated with sustainable consumption.

Understanding Voluntary Simplicity as a Form of Sustainable Consumption

5. Understanding Voluntary Simplicity as a Form of Sustainable Consumption

Voluntary simplicity is a form of sustainable consumption that involves a conscious decision to use fewer natural resources. Learn how following a voluntary simplicity lifestyle can meet your needs and desires and reduce damage to the environment.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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