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project in the Dawn of New
the world’s burgeoning population
and conflict over resources, how can we create an equitable,
healthy and peaceful world?
with ideas about how access to resources has dominated the scientific
and historical landscapes
and today. Controversies
over how to feed and care for ever
growing populations have been hallmarks of history.
In this unit,
students investigate how the following
have impacted human health:
- resource management
pesticides and genetically engineered foods
are changing how much and what kinds of food are produced
and concerns for
their potential impact on human
also study the public policies
of various nations concerning these hotly disputed subjects.
students debate the merits of
pesticides and genetically engineered foods for the future
of the world in a UN style forum.
the education standards for 10th
Project-Youth Voices Forum
Conflict over resources and resource development is a unifying theme throughout
all four courses. Revolutions in scientific and agricultural practices that affect
food resources are a hotbed for debate among nations. The environmental health
implications are often at the heart of this debate. Students piece together the
myriad of conflicting factors that complicate the world of international decision