AP Env. Science AB Course Resources
Module 15: Env. Worldview, Ethics, and Sustainability
ASSIGNMENT RESOURCES AND TIPS
Project: Environmental Statutes and Treaties
- The handout for this project can be found on page 5 of the module.
- You can go to the dropbox folder for this assignment to see the rubric.
- Projects are worth 40% of your grade (the same as tests), so they can be a great way to bring up your test average (and thus your total grade), but they also take more time to complete than the average assignment, so plan accordingly.
- You only need to do the following pieces of legislation:
- Clean Air Act (CAA)
- Clean Water Act (CWA)
- Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
- Montreal Protocol
- Kyoto Protocol
- Endangered Species Act (ESA)
- Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
- Delaney Clause of Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) - this one has already been done for you as an example.
Discussion: Environmental Legislature
- Use this RUBRIC to help you write a discussion posting that will earn full points.
- Make sure when you respond to your classmates that you post AT LEAST a 2-3 sentence response. "I agree with..." or "I disagree with..." is not enough to earn full points for a response. You must say why you agree or disagree and back up your reasoning.
After you complete the Environmental Statutes and Treaties Project; select one of the examples of environmental legislature and create a short video, presentation or other approved media tool to teach your classmates additional details about your choice.
Points to include in your presentation-
- Your environmental law example cited in subject line (do not repeat law)
- Relevant images
- Original draft date and amendments
- Whether it is International or National
- Successes and strengths
- Failures and weaknesses
- Suggestions for improvements
- Cite all sources used (required to earn credit)
FRQ: Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability
- To receive full credit for the free response question, you will need to show all steps necessary to explain how the answer was found.
- The College Board used to offer 11 possible points for each FRQ, but a student can never earn more than 10 points on an FRQ. So your FRQs will be graded out of 10 points.
- Remember, if the FRQ asks for TWO items, offer TWO. Anything after the first two is automatically NOT graded.
- FRQs may NOT be resubmitted for a higher grade.
TEST: Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability
- Do not begin your test until you have completed all self-assessments, assignments, and the review items and feel confident in your understanding of this material.