Natural Resources Systems

People depend on natural resources. Regions, cultures, nations, and societies are shaped by how people use land, water, plants, and wildlife. The large and small ecosystems that make up the environment are complex. Each component of our ecosystem depends on another.The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of the planet’s natural resource systems. Students will explore and develop a basic understanding of how the systems relate to one another other. Students will consider the role people play in managing, using, protecting, and conserving natural resources. In addition, the course will provide information about many different careers that are available to students who are interested in natural resources and natural resource management.

  • Unit 1: Humans and Natural Resources: In this unit, students learn about the relationship between humans and natural resources.
  • Unit 2: Forests and Forest Management: In this unit, students learn about renewable and storable natural resources in forests.
  • Unit 3: Water Resources and Fisheries: In this unit, students learn about water resources, fisheries systems, and careers.
  • Unit 4: Land, Rangeland, and Wildlife Management: In this unit, students learn about the ecological and management principles associated with land, rangeland, and wildlife.
  • Unit 5: The Environment, Economics, Society, and the Future: In this unit, students learn about the role of the environment in local and global societies and the connection to economics.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Course Length: Semester