ERIC Number: ED418909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Global Environmental Problems: Implications for U.S. Policy [and] Teacher's Resource Book. Revised. Choices for the 21st Century.
Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
This unit weighs the choices and tradeoffs involved in protecting the environment. The first section of the first booklet is designed to introduce students to the most significant global environmental problems. Part 2 explores humanity's impact on the environment while part 3 examines environmental issues from the political dimension as a challenge to the planet. Students research and debate four policy options available to the United States including: (1) "Putting the Economy First"; (2) "Taking the Lead"; (3) "Sharing Environmental Leadership"; and (4) "Global Stewardship." The first booklet also includes the principles adopted by the "Rio Declaration on Environment and Development" (1992) and a 10-item reading list. The Teacher's Resource Book contains a day-by-day lesson plan and student activities (5 days). In addition, there is an optional science lesson that examines humanity's impact on the global carbon cycle. An alternative 3-day lesson plan may also by useful. (EH)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Environment, Environmental Education, Foreign Policy, Futures (of Society), Global Education, International Cooperation, International Relations, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Choices Education Project, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Box 1948, Providence, RI 02912 ($12).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.