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Curriculum Project - Japan's Economy and the Environmental Impact

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Madelyn Masterson
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Curriculum Project - Japan's Economy and the Environmental Impact
  1. Rationale: This unit will fit into the Human Impact unit at the end of the Fall semester. Students would have spent the entire semester learning about Ecology including concepts such as organism interactions, biodiversity, and matter cycling. This unit will lead students to their final where they will tackle the ability to form a solution of human impacts on our world’s biodiversity. 

  2. Objectives:

    1. Students will articulate the extent of the industrial pollution crisis which Japan faced in the 1960s and 1970s.

    2.  Students will understand how a profound and widespread belief in a uniquely Japanese appreciation for nature coexists with an equally profound and widespread proclivity to exploit and degrade the natural environment.

    3. Students will explain the issues and solutions of a specific human impact that negatively affects our world’s biodiversity.

  3. Standards: ​​HSESS3-1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity. HSESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.

  4. Detailed Lesson Plan: