Environmental Groups and the Three Economic Sectors

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Language Arts
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

 How have individuals and different types of organizations impacted environmental concerns over the years, and what makes an effective action?  

 

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Unit Overview 

Students explore how the three economic sectors--for-profitnonprofit, and government--each contribute differently to protecting environmental interests. They research organizations and determine their own personal level of commitment to environmental concerns. 

Service Experience 
  Students evaluate their own personal sense of responsibility and the effectiveness of an environmental nonprofit. At the end of the third lesson, the students may choose to support a nonprofit with their dollars or share their time to address an environmental issue they care about.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Environmental Groups and the Three Economic Sectors
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

In this lesson, students recognize that our valuable natural resources are maintained and cared for by government, business, nonprofits, and individuals. The three sectors (and individuals) work together to accomplish what any one of them cannot do alone.