Guiding Though Question: Why might it be more helpful to have a number of smaller organizations taking on complex issues, such as poaching, deforestation, instead of relying on the government to handle it all?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will learn the ways in which Environmental Non-Government Organizations operate within a governmental system to address environmental issues. Students will choose a specific ENGO and research how they operate, then create a persuasive speech to try to get people to support their specific organization.
Forum 3.6 - Handling Specific Issues
Forum 3.5 - The Rules of the Game
Guiding Thought Question: In American Politics, special interests groups are able to raise money to support political candidates who share their beliefs and values. What do you think about the process of large groups and corporations being able to directly aid politicians? Explain your ideas.
Today's Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain what interest groups are, and how they use lobbyists to achieve their political goals.
Guiding Thought Question: What is something that you can do on your own to address global climate change? What is the most effective way to address it as individuals?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will learn the different methods that individuals have taken to address scientific issues. Students will watch videos associated with methods that individuals took, and answer a series of questions about them.
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.