In this chapter students will learn the impact of national
policy on their lives and examine how political issues affect
social and domestic policies. They will discover that one
aspect of domestic policy deals with the environment, and
therefore the government plays a large role in promoting conservation
and protecting the environment. In this lesson students will
visit the Environmental Protection Agency's Web site to learn
more about recycling.
Students will go to the Environmental Protection Agency's
Web site to explore the topic of recycling. They will review
the recycling process and will examine maps presenting recycling
data among the states.
- Students will be able to summarize ways to participate
in the recycling effort.
- Students will be able to read and examine maps to draw
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- Step 1: Collection and Processingmaterials are collected
through one of several methods and then sent to a facility
to be sorted and prepared for manufacturing; Step 2: Manufacturingmaterials
are incorporated into the manufacturing of various items;
Step 3: Purchasing Recycled Productsgovernments, businesses,
and consumers purchase the recycled products
- Businesses can start a recycling program, get involved
in recycling organizations, and buy recycled-content products.
Local governments can improve the efficiency of collection
programs, practice full-cost accounting, and explore ways
to increase recycling rates. Citizens can recycle at home
and buy recycled products.
- Highest: South Dakota, Minnesota, South Carolina, New
York, Virginia, New Jersey, and Maine; Lowest: Arkansas,
Montana, and Wyoming
- Students' answers will vary.
- Students' editorials will vary.