Sustainability concepts, Sustainability curriculum, Social Studies
Understanding Sustainability: A Social Studies Curriculum, Recommended for Grades 9 - 12
This unit of study encourages students to explore a variety of topics related to global sustainability. Students will develop an understanding of important sustainability concepts and their interconnections, such as resource consumption, human population growth, and poverty and social equity. They will investigate historic examples of civilizations that failed to respond to gathering threats to the survival of their economies, societies, and natural environments. Drawing on the lessons of past civilization collapses, students will consider how to create a sustainable future for people in today’s local and global communities, taking into account both personal and structural solutions to current challenges. At the close of the unit, students will envision and design a sustainable future for themselves and others.
Facing the Future, Western Washington University, "Understanding Sustainability: A Social Studies Curriculum, Recommended for Grades 9 - 12" (2008). Facing the Future Publications. 20.
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