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Unit 6: Modern World History

Lesson C: Research - Challenges of the Modern World

Activity 4: Challenges of a Growing World

historical investigation Big Question: Can the earth sustain human progress?

Possible Subtopics:

  • Climate change
  • Deforestation
  • Pollution
  • Technological advances in agriculture
  • Efforts to conserve of natural resources
  • Demographics: world population growth/reduction, health, birth rates, and mortality trends
  • Organizational efforts to reduce environmental damage
  • Political efforts to reduce environmental damage without impacting economic growth
  • International environmental treaties
  • Energy crises and innovations