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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What are some major environmental and health issues and treaties?
- How do politics play a role in energy conservation and efficiency issues?
- Why are population growth and size of such global concern?
- Why do people migrate from one country to another?
- How can human trafficking and slavery be prevented?
- How do disease, terrorism and violent crime affect human security?
- What are crimes of war?
- Why are weapons proliferation of such international concern?
1. Types of Global Health Issues
The following lesson will define what a global health issue is and discuss the cause for their spreading, as well as provide examples of major global health issues. A short quiz will follow the lesson.
2. Global Environmental Issues: Types & Treaties
The following lesson defines and then discusses examples of global environmental issues, such as global climate change and pollution. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
3. Differing Viewpoints on Global Sustainability
The following lesson will define the issue of the Earth's limited capacity to support a growing global population and the differing viewpoints as to how it can be solved. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
4. The Politics of Energy Resources: Conservation, Efficiency, & Renewable Energy
The following lesson addresses the global dependence on non-renewable sources of energy and the politics behind trying to move towards renewable sources. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
5. Global Population Issues, Concerns & Politics
The following lesson will cover the issue of global population trends and the resulting concerns. We'll explore concepts like carrying capacity, how developed and developing countries differ, and how some cultures and governments affect this issue.
6. Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability
Worldwide poverty is a large issue. In this lesson, we will explore how poverty influences population growth rates and how these things relate to carrying capacity and global sustainability.
7. Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption
What are the things you need to survive? Humans all need resources, and in this lesson, we will discuss how the growth of the human population is influencing the natural resources we rely on.
8. Political Issues of Migration: Border Security & Political Asylum
The following lesson will discuss the political issues of migration and its causes, including border security and political asylum. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
9. Global Human Trafficking and Slavery Issues
The following lesson addresses the combination of forced labor and global migration, which has led to the modern issues of human trafficking and slavery. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
10. The Global Threat to Human Security & the Security Dilemma
The following lesson describes the steps nations take to secure their borders, as well as threats to national security that come in the form of terrorism and violent crime. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
11. Crimes of War & the Genocide Convention
The following lesson will cover how crimes of war and genocide are identified, as well as the steps taken to prevent them from reoccurring. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.
12. Weapons Proliferation: Concerns & Actions
The following lesson will cover the increase in weapons production worldwide, as well as the concerns and actions the global community has in response. A short quiz will follow the lesson.
13. The 1915 Armenian Genocide: History & Causes
The Armenian genocide of 1915 was one of the most brutal extermination attempts ever. In this lesson, we take a look at the history, causes, and effects of the systematic killing of over 1.5 million people.
14. The Burundian Genocide of 1972
What factors led to the Burundian genocide in 1972? In this lesson, you will learn about the underlying causes of Hutu and Tutsi conflict in Burundi and the resulting violence that plagued the country throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
15. The Darfur Genocide in Sudan - History, Facts & Causes
Darfur is the conflict-torn region located in Sudan. This area has been plagued by war, genocide and violence responsible for displacing countless individuals. In this lesson, you will learn about the background and effects of the Darfur genocide.
16. U.S. Policy on Contemporary Environmental Issues
Where does the U.S. stand on today's environmental issues? Well, that's not always easy to answer. In this lesson, we'll examine general trends in U.S. environmental policy since 2000.
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