AP Env. Science AB Course Resources

Module 15: Env. Worldview, Ethics, and Sustainability

Instructor Information

Emily Kroutil

Email: Emily.Kroutil@gavirtualschool.org

Phone: 470-238-8663 (voicemail)

The resources in this newsletter are in addition to those found in MODULE 14: Environmental Worldview, Ethics, and Sustainability of your course content. You should first go through the content and complete the quizzes and activities. These resources are to supplement your understanding of the concepts. Please contact me if you have questions!


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:
  1. Clean Air Act (CAA)
  2. Clean Water Act (CWA)
  3. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  4. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  5. Montreal Protocol
  6. Kyoto Protocol
  7. Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  8. Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
  9. Delaney Clause of Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  10. 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.

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