2.8 - Challenges in Community Economies

Counties Work

Do you want to make your community a better place to live? In Counties Work, you decide about the programs and services that affect everyone! Your choices shape the community, and your citizens’ satisfaction determines whether you’ll get re-elected for a second term. Choose wisely.

Keeping Earth Healthy (2014)

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Just as people do certain things to stay healthy, Earth needs to be treated in specific ways to stay healthy. This video takes a look at unsustainable practices that make Earth unhealthy. Specific sustainable habits are also highlighted.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:11
Keeping Earth Healthy

Alternative Energy (2008)

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Most everyone realizes the environmental and economic cost for the dependence on fossil fuels for energy, foreign or domestic. So it makes sense to embrace other technologies that are cost efficient and sustainable, yet reduce their negative impact on the planet.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
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High
Length: 
00:23
Alternative Energy

Environmental Problems and Solutions (2008)

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This video introduces students to the important role the environment plays in our everyday lives. Several environmental problems are highlighted, with a focus on pollution and global warming. The video explains how these problems impact the health of our planet and its inhabitants. Finally, the importance of sustainability is discussed.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Environmental Problems and Solutions

Investigating Earth's Natural Resources (2008)

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This video makes students aware of the important role natural resources play in our everyday lives. It begins by differentiating between renewable and nonrenewable resources, offering examples of both. It also identifies different types of natural resources, including land, air, and water resources.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Investigating Earth's Natural Resources