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Ch 21: ILTS Environmental Science: Illinois, United States and World Environmental History

About This Chapter

Learn about the history of environmental events, policies and public attitudes. Through video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, you can acquire the knowledge needed to successfully answer questions on the ILTS Environmental Science exam.

ILTS Environmental Science: Illinois, United States and World Environmental History - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter examine important environmental events in Illinois, the U.S. and the world. You will learn how science has influenced public attitudes and the government's environmental policy. Another lesson looks at the agencies involved with establishing and enforcing environmental policies. The topics covered in this chapter will prepare you for questions concerning:

  • Historical environmental events
  • How science has influenced public attitudes and environmental policy
  • Illinois, U.S. and world agencies that are involved in establishing and enforcing environmental policies
  • The Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Wilderness - definition, problems and preservation
  • Prevention and correction of health-threatening environmental problems
  • Pro and con arguments for pollution-control and conservation measures
  • Environmental consequences of government energy policies
  • Political and economic difficulties involved with environmental protection measures

These video lessons are conducted by experienced instructors who make learning fun while giving you the information you need. After you've completed this study on the history of environmental events and policy, you will be ready for the exam.

Objectives of the ILTS Environmental Science: Illinois, United States and World Environmental History Course

In Illinois, individuals seeking certification as secondary school teachers of environmental science must successfully complete the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) environmental science content area exam. With 125 multiple-choice questions, this test is divided into six subareas. The topics in the Illinois, United States and World Environmental History chapter are included in subarea VI, which covers a variety of general environmental issues in general. The self-assessment quizzes that accompany each video lesson will allow you to familiarize yourself with the format of the test questions and also gauge your subject knowledge.

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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