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Below is a sample breakdown of the Global Issues and 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 issues in global health||Define the following concepts and provide examples: global health concerns, global environmental concerns, and environmental protectionism|
|Tuesday||Sustainability, politics, and resources||Review definitions for sustainability, discuss sustainability measures, compare perspectives about current sustainability practices, explore renewable energy strategies, outline natural resource conservation methodologies, and examine the politics related to sustainability and natural resources|
|Wednesday||Population concerns||Study the concepts of population growth and overpopulation, investigate suggested methods for monitoring the growth rate of the world population, compare population growth rates between the Global South and the Global North, and assess the rate of natural resource consumption compared to human population sizes|
|Thursday||Politics and migration||Examine the relationship between the following concepts: population growth, carrying capacity, poverty, and global sustainability; identify reasons to explain human migration patterns; explore the politics behind securing borders and monitoring migration; and, go over the concept of political asylum|
|Friday||Security and crime||Review how the following concepts produce concerns about human security and global threats: terrorism, human trafficking, disease, slavery, genocide, and violent crimes; discuss the Genocide Convention and identify how its statutes can be enforced by an international community; and, go over how the increase in weapons production worldwide creates global 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. 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.
7. 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.
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.
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