Sustainability Lesson 2 and 3 Natural Capital
Sustainability Lesson 2 and 3 Natural Capital


In the second and third lessons, students will learn about the economic, social and environmental elements of sustainability and examine the primacy of a healthy environment, as taking precedence over the economic and social well-being. Students will debate the importance of natural capital and give presentations on the nitrogen cycle, the water cycle, biodiversity, and mineral extraction and consumption. 

Relevant Learning Objectives

  1. Connect concepts from a variety of disciplines within the framework of sustainability.
  2. Make informed decisions about controversial issues involving sustainability.


 Pre-Class Assignments

  • Students read Chapters 1 and 2 of French                

 Possible Classroom Activities



Optional Resources  


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