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)

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

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. 

ESSENTIALS

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)

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 13, 2018