ERIC Number: ED118526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Unit on Political Decision Making and Action Strategy over a Local Environmental Problem.
This unit provides six lessons in which students develop a strategy for political action on a local environmental issue. The unit emphasizes the process of solving political problems within the political system and may be adapted to any geographical or social problem. The first lesson introduces a general environmental issue and requires students to make a value decision between the rights of people and nature. In lesson two, the students examine a local environmental problem in political terms through a simulation and a field trip. Lesson three is a simulation which introduces students to the concepts of conflict, conflict solution, and decision making. Lesson four is a slide discussion of the various kinds of political power. Lesson five provides readings and questions for a discussion on how organized, political-pressure groups work. Lesson six requires the students to formulate their own political strategy for a solution to the environmental issue. Except for audiovisual materials, this unit contains all the necessary student readings, teaching instructions, discussion questions, and evaluation questions for the unit. (DE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Political Influences, Political Issues, Political Power, Political Science, Public Policy, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Values
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Office of Environment Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A