Part of a fully standards-based high school course supplement, Environmental Ethics: Examining Your Connection to the Environment and Your Community profiles a diverse group of courageous Goldman Environmental Prize winners who have made it their duty to protect their local environments. Organized around foundational topics in environmental studies, Environmental Ethics examines both the facts and the ethical arguments surrounding resource management practices.
The inspiring stories told in Environmental Ethics pose questions about how to weigh the needs of modern life with the reality of its impact on the natural world. Through engaging, real-life examples of ethical concepts in action, this program asks students to think more critically about the power each person has to make a difference in their own communities. A true testament to the "power of one," Environmental Ethics demonstrates the many ways that regular people can become environmental heroes.
The course is aligned to national education standards in science, social studies, and language arts. The written curriculum was developed by the Goldman Environmental Prize and the Yale University Department of Forestry and Environmental Studies. More than 50 educators tested the curriclum with their students in high schools, middle schools, universities, nature centers, and zoos around the United States.
Environmental Ethics includes this video series and a comprehensive accompanying written curriculum.
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