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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Local, National, and International Environmental Issues
Unit Number
SSCU3
Course
Contemporary Issues
Content Area
Social Studies
Description
This unit focuses on how the environment is impacted on a local, national and international level, including human - environmental interactions.
Timeline
15 Day(s)
Enduring Understandings
Understand that technology affects people’s interaction with the environment.
Understand that the government plays a role in environmental issues.
Understand that human activity affects the environment.
Understand that environmental changes and crises resulting from natural disasters have social, economic, and political effects.


Essential Questions
What effect does human activity have on the environment?
How have various technological innovations affected the environment?
How effective is (what affect does) governmental policy on environment concerns?
What role and responsibility should individuals, groups and institutions have in protecting their environment?


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Standard
Standard Component
  
Explain how current globalization trends and policies affect economic growth, labor markets, rights of citizens, the environment, and resource and income distribution in different nations.
  
Evaluate the consequences of human-made and natural catastrophes on global trade, politics, and human migration.
  
Evaluate the influence of long-term climate variability on human migration and settlement patterns, resource use, and land uses at local-to-global scales.
  
Critique the use of claims and evidence in arguments for credibility.
  
  
Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
Analyze relationships and interactions within and between human and physical systems to explain reciprocal influences that occur among them.
ECO
  
Evaluate how political and economic decisions throughout time have influenced cultural and environmental characteristics of various places and regions.