Science - 2019-20

ENV.V Da-f - Economics & Policy

VDOE Course Content and Process Guidelines

D.  The student will investigate and understand civic responsibility and environmental policies.  Key content includes

a.  consumer choices in Virginia impacts jobs, resources, pollution, and waste here and around the world;

b.  political, legal, social, and economic decisions may affect global and local ecosystems;

c.  the impact of media on public opinion and public policy;

d.  individuals and interest groups influence public policy;

e.  cost-benefit analysis and trade-offs in conservation policy; and

f.  compare methods used to protect the environment by local, state, national, and international governments and organizations 

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The Virginia Environmental Science Course Content and Process Guidelines are designed to continue the student investigations that began in grades K-8.  These outcomes integrate the study of many components of our environment, including the human impact on our planet.  These outcomes focus on scientific inquiry, the physical world, the living environment, resource conservation, humans’ impact on the environment, and legal and civic responsibility.  Instruction should focus on student data collection and analysis through laboratory experiences and field work.  These should include descriptive and comparative studies as well as investigation (i.e. meaningful watershed educational experiences). It is expected that teachers will collaborate with museums, aquaria, nature centers, government agencies, associations, foundations, and private industry in efforts to engage the community, provide diverse points of view about the management of natural resources, and offer a variety of learning experiences and career education opportunities. 



Updated: Jul 03, 2019