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Environmental Science and Social-Political Contexts

Unit 3: Sustainable Development

Part 3
Unit Developed and Resources Compiled by: Darlene HawkerSelf


Lessons/ Resource

Unit Plan (Ubd Format) and Teacher Background Knowledge

1.1 Unit Plan

1.2 Center for Sustainability Curriculum PPT. Information was used to develop the Researching Industries for Sustainability Project and portions could be used for lecture notes.

1.3 Sustainable Development: What Is It and Why Does It Matter? PDF Notes from Randolph Kirchain, MIT Engineering Systems Division

1.4 Millenium Village Simulation information

1.5 CHILE: EXAMPLES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Gobierno De Chile National Commision for the Environment

1.6 Human Development Report 2010. The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development

1.7 What Is Sustainable Development? Goals, Indicators, Values and Practice. Robert W. Kates, Thomas M. Parris, and Anthony A. Leiserowitz

1.8 Indicators of Sustainable Development: Guidelines and Methodologies. October 2007, United Nations.

2 Industry Locally and Today

2.1 1. Investigation of Industries: What are the Benefits and Impacts of ___________ Industry? (Choices include but are not limited to: Lumber & Paper, Petroleum, Fishing, Agriculture, Mining)

3 Green Washing

3.1 Intro. To Green Washing (Humorous)

3.2 Are Green Products Truly Environmentally Friendly? A CBS news report

3.3 Media and Money "Sustainable Development and Green Washing" Part 1

3.4 Sorting Out "Green" Advertisments a guide from the FTC

3.5 6 Sins of Green Washing Copyright TerraChoice Environmental Marketing Inc.

3.6 Inquiry/ Experimental Design Option What environmentally green products can be used in our school to decrease health issues and promote a green environment? Compare to "non-green' for effectiveness. Research the products to verify the actual claims of "green."

3.7 Purchasing Green- What Does It Really Mean? A guide to evaluate the "greeness" of a product

4 Defining Sustainable Development

4.1 Defining Sustainability Lesson 3 of CSI, Climate Status Investigations- High School

4.2 Identifying the 3Es and Writing Criteria Lesson 4 of CSI Climate Status Investigations

4.3 Triangle Triage lesson 5 of Climate Status Investigations. Students apply the concepts of economics, social equity and environment to relevant decisions and will increase their knowledge of sustainability.

4.4 Millenium Village Simulation

5 Sustainability and Issues of Equity

5.1 Introduction to Environmental PhilosophySustainable Development by Zeeda Fatimah Mohamad, University of Malaya. Information on environmental philosophies, most helpful sustainable devlopment graphics, scope and history of the idea.

5.2 for teachers. Interactive graph of Wealth and Health of Nations

5.3 More on Majora Carter Greening The Ghetto

5.4 Undernourishment in the World Graphing Undernourishment. This is part of a supporting dataset for Lester R. Brown, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009). For more information and a free download of the book, see Earth Policy Institute on-line at

5.5 "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai" Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4

6 Technology and Sustainable Development

6.1 Design Technology Topic 12 Sustainable Development (12 hours approx. 9 lessons) J. Czirok. Dec 2007

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