Guiding Thought Question: What types of things may change scientific studies to the point that they should not be considered when informing politicians? Why should true scientific findings be helpful when establishing policies regarding the environment?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will analyze how academic institutions like think tanks and universities are able to influence governmental policy (foreign and domestic) with the contribution of good science to inform the decision making of politicians.
Central Question: How can academic institutions help sway governmental opinions regarding environmental policy? (1.1.h, 1.2.a, 1.2.c)
Guiding Thought Question: What are any last minute questions you have before today's exam?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will test their knowledge on the concepts covered in Unit II by completing a written test.
Central Question: Why is the Federal Government such an influential element in the fight to protect and preserve the natural environment? (1.1.b, 1.1.c, 1.2.a, 1.2.c, 1.2.d)
Environmental Policy Class Forum
Welcome to the Forum! Here is where you will be answering your daily warm-up questions. Please do not enter your last name for privacy reasons, and you may use a nickname if you would like (Just make sure Mr. Tredinnick is aware of the nickname you are using). Write out thoughtful responses to the forums on the days they are assigned. If you miss a day please take it upon yourself to complete the Forum you missed. Each Forum has the targeted Learning Objective(s) there so you can see what the focus of the day's class will be.