ERIC Number: ED409188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
People and the Planet: Lessons for a Sustainable Future.
Wasserman, Pamela, Ed.
This activity guide is designed to develop students' understanding of the interdependence of people and the environment as well as the interdependence connecting members of the global family. It is both an environmental education curriculum and a global studies resource suitable for middle school science, social studies, math, language arts, and family life education classrooms. The readings and activities contained in this book are designed to broaden students' knowledge of trends and connections among population change, natural resource use, global economics, gender equity, and community health. This knowledge combined with the critical thinking skills developed in each activity will help students explore their roles as global citizens and environmental stewards. The book is divided into four parts: (1) Understanding Population Dynamics; (2) People, Resources, and the Environment; (3) Issues for the Global Family; and (4) You and Your Community. Also included is a list of activities grouped by themes including air/water pollution and climate change, carrying capacity, environmental and social ethics, family size decisions, future studies, land use issues, natural resource use, population dynamics and trends, resource distribution/inequities, solid waste management, and sustainability. The appendices contain sources for further research and population education materials. (JRH)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Pollution, Population Trends, Sustainable Development, Teaching Guides
Zero Population Growth, Inc., 1400 16th Street N.W., Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Zero Population Growth, Inc., Washington, DC.