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Keywords: Environment, curriculum

Global Regions: Latin America , Pacific Islands

Countries: Ecuador

Universities: University of Texas at Austin

Subjects: History and Social Studies, Mathematics

Resource Types: Curriculum

Time Periods: Contemporary

Instructional Strategies: Case Study

Themes: Culture and Society, Environment

Levels: Middle School (6-8)


People and Place: Conservation in Ecuador and the Galápagos

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One of 12 lesson plans on People and Place: Human-Environmental Interactions

This case study was designed to introduce students to the complex issues and decision-making processes that surround our environmental conservation choices. Conservation is clearly related to the impact that humans have on the environment and often addresses ways to minimize that impact. By focusing on conservation challenges and choices in Ecuador, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, students will understand that:

  • biodiversity is crucial to our planetís environmental well-being and is central to conservation planning
  • many natural and social factors affect environmental damage and conservation needs
  • conservation is a multifaceted process with many factors that affect priorities

This lesson plan is one of a dozen related lesson plans available as PDF files in the People and Place unit by Hemispheres: The International Outreach Consortium of the University of Texas at Austin. The People and Place curriculum unit includes an introduction and standards alignment page.

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People and Place: Conservation in Ecuador and the Galápagos

Produced at: Hemispheres: The University of Texas International Outreach Consortium , University of Texas at Austin, Institute of Latin American Studies

Year Produced: 2005

Material: Downloadable PDF file

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