Social Studies - 2019-20
WG.4 c - Value of Resources
The student will apply social science skills to evaluate the significance of natural, human, and capital resources by
c) evaluating perspectives regarding the use of resources.
(moved from WG.7b)
Theme: Interdependence + Human Environment Interaction
How does the availability of resources affect human behavior?
What factors influence how land is used?
How has the value of resources changed over time?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
The value of resources has changed over time.
Technology has a great impact on the
availability and the value of resources.
Changes in the use of energy resources and technology over time
- Wood (deforestation)
- Coal (pollution, mining problems, competition with oil and gas)
- Petroleum (transportation, environmental considerations)
- Nuclear (contamination, waste)
- Solar, wind (cost, aesthetics)