Most scientists and policymakers agree it is important to preserve biodiversity, yet sharp disagreements remain on how to achieve this goal. This unit complements the study of biodiversity or international relations, using case studies from throughout the world to develop inquiry skills as students examine several options for preserving biodiversity. A brief overview of biodiversity and a final activity in which students develop a plan for preserving biodiversity in their own neighborhoods are included. (Published in 1996)
The student will learn...
About how human actions modify the physical environment.
To make informed and critical decisions about the relationship between human beings and their environment; to express interest in things distant and unfamiliar and have concern for the use and abuse of the physical environment.