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Members: Tom Crop (Bridgewater-Raritan High School), Chris Bellotti (Hunterdon Central Regional High School), Mary Tricarico (Westfield High School), Eric Davis (Rutgers University), Elizabeth Downing (Hunterdon Central Regional High School), Keith Dennison (Hunterdon Central Regional High School), Rebecca McLelland (Perth Amboy High School)

Core Questions & Lesson Plans

  1. How are the lives of global citizens shaped by the environment?
  2. How do citizens impact the environment?
  3. How effective are the current environmental policies?
  4. How do the actions of the “First World” impact the global environment?


Skill - Based

  • Role Playing
  • Essay Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Analysis and Synthesis of Information
  • Researching
  • Debate Skills
  • Internet Use
  • Presentation Skills (Public Speaking)


  • Define key environmental terms.
  • Identify various environmental issues.
  • Explain how the environment impacts the average person.
  • Analyze the effects of environmental policy.
  • Judge whether environmental policies should be altered or created.

The Global Environment Lesson Plans
Core Questions
What is the global impact of over-population?

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to Population
  • Lesson 2 - Graphing Population Around the World
  • Lesson 3 - Debate on China’s One Child Policy
  • Lesson 4 - Model UN Simulation on Population Control Policies

How has deforestation affected the environment and people around the world?

  • Lesson 1 - Deforestation Research Assignment

How has international water usage impacted the environment?

  • Lesson 1 - The Impact of Water Projects on Environmental Issues: Case Study Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River

Why is biodiversity necessary to sustain healthy ecosystems?

  • Lesson 1 - Have You Seen Me? An Introductory Lesson On The Loss Of Biodiversity

How can humans effectively deal with pests?

How does nonpoint source pollution effect natural resources?

  • Lesson 1 - Tee Time: A Lesson About Nonpoint Source Pollution
  • Lesson 2 - Know Your Watershed

How can international environment themes by expressed through the use of artistic and literary creations?

  • Lesson 1 - Art, Literature, & Environment

How do humans deal with waste? Is there a way to eliminate waste?

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to Waste Management

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