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Wetland Curriculum Resource
Unit 5. Environmental Issues - Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this module, students will have learned how to:

  • discuss human impacts on wildlife populations
  • understand the necessity of balancing the needs of humans with the needs of nature
  • define COSEWIC (the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) terminology
  • discuss reasons for preserving endangered species
  • state the reasons for protection of wild plants and animals and their habitats
  • understand major global environmental problems, the basic science concerning them, their current status, and progress made towards solutions to these problems
  • interpret, analyse, and evaluate information related to both local and global environmental issues
  • define pollution and its various forms
  • discuss how the air, water, and land is polluted
  • define fossil fuels
  • define acid deposition and its two forms
  • list the components of acid deposition and their sources
  • explain the impacts of acid deposition on freshwater ecosystems
  • discuss the nature of fossil fuels and environmental problems associated with their use
  • explain the pH scale as an indicator for measuring the acidity or alkalinity of a solution
  • explain the effects of acid rain on green plants and amphibians
  • gather, interpret, and evaluate information relating to environmental issues
  • analyse for bias in points of view
  • feel a sense of personal responsibility and our collective responsibility to work towards solutions to environmental issues
  • understand that individual actions have a cumulative effect and can make a real difference to environmental issues and their solutions


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