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Gov. Presentation - Environmental Issues

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Gov. Presentation - Environmental Issues

  1. 1. Environmental Issues The birth of Activism in the U.S.
  2. 2. <ul><li>In the U.S. democracy, the idea that the government should bend to the will of the people is one of the dearest ideals. When citizens see a problem, they are free, and even obligated, to get the government to solve the problem for the good of the entire population. </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of problems should the government solve for citizens? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Hunters, fishermen, and naturalists began seeing problems with the environment as early as the 1850’s. They began applying pressure on the government to write legislation to protect the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>How can citizens “apply pressure” on the government? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Hunters hunt for a variety of reasons: food, clothing, sport, and protection. </li></ul><ul><li>Why would hunters want to protect the environment? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Hunters and fishermen buy licenses and tags each year to participate in the sport they love. </li></ul><ul><li>How do those purchases help protect the environment? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The following slides have a list of environmental activists and environmental legislations in the history of the U.S. Each member of your group needs to research one of each (1 activist, and 1 piece of legislation). </li></ul>
  7. 7. Activists <ul><li>George Perkins March John Muir Gifford Pinchot </li></ul><ul><li>Pres. Theodore Roosevelt </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Sterling Aldo Leopold Julia Butterfly Hill Pres. Jimmy Carter </li></ul><ul><li>Information: Why did they become activists? Did they help any environmental legislation get passed? </li></ul><ul><li>Were they a part of any environmental publications? </li></ul><ul><li>Did they pressure the government to act? How? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Legislation <ul><li>1872 Congress makes Yellowstone Park the world’s 1 st official National Park </li></ul><ul><li>1891 Congress passes the Forest Reserve Act which became the basis for the National Forest system </li></ul><ul><li>1916 National Park Service is founded </li></ul><ul><li>1955 Air Pollution Control Act comes into law </li></ul><ul><li>1964 Wilderness Act is passed </li></ul><ul><li>1969 National Environmental Policy act comes into effect (led to the development of the Environmental Protection Agency) </li></ul><ul><li>1970 Clean Air Act </li></ul><ul><li>1972 DDT is banned </li></ul><ul><li>1973 Endangered Species Act </li></ul><ul><li>1978 Love Canal issue </li></ul>
  9. 9. Legislation Information <ul><li>What was the major issue(s) involved? </li></ul><ul><li>Were there any economic issues involved? </li></ul><ul><li>What groups supported the legislation? Who opposed it? </li></ul><ul><li>What effects has the legislation had, good and bad? </li></ul>
  10. 10. PowerPoint 2 Environmental Issues, Birth of Activism Discussion <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of gov. in the U.S.? How does it help the people? </li></ul><ul><li>Students should cite examples of gov. aid such as social security, Medicaid, unemployment, police, firefighters, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>If citizens notice a problem, what avenues can they take to “fix” the problem? </li></ul><ul><li>Students should cite examples such as using the court system, writing their representatives, advertising the problem through protest, tec. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>For what reasons do most hunters hunt in the present day? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>S port, food </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do hunters and fishermen support conservation? </li></ul><ul><li>Licenses purchased help support conservation monetarily. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Project Rubric (Individual) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>At least 1 piece of legislation and one activist were addressed in presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>50 points (25 points for leg. / 25 points for activist) </li></ul><ul><li>The required information was presented in the Activist portion – 20 points </li></ul><ul><li>(Some required information missing – 10 points) </li></ul><ul><li>The required information was presented in the Legislation portion – 20 points </li></ul><ul><li>(Some required information missing – 10 points) </li></ul><ul><li>Information was well thought out and presented in an organized manner – 10 points (Level of organization could receive 0-10 points) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Group Rubric </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>An audio-visual such as a poster, power point, or other device was created with ideas from all members of the group – 75 points (missing information from each member worth up to 25 points) </li></ul><ul><li>The audio-visual contains a timeline of all of the activists and legislations passed for the entire group – 25 points </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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