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|Patterns in Resource Consumption Lesson's | 



|Lesson 1| 

|Lesson 2 |

|Patterns of resource consumption|

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Evaluate the ecological footprint as a measure of the relationship between population size and resource consumption. Identify international variations in its size. Discuss the two opposing views (neo-Malthusian and anti-Malthusian) of the relationship between population size and resource consumption.


|Lesson 3|

|Reading/Revision & Assessment| 

|Changing patterns of energy


Examine the global patterns and trends in the production and consumption of oil.

Examine the geopolitical and environmental impacts of these changes in patterns and trends. Examine the changing importance of other energy sources.

|Lesson 5 |


|Lesson 4 |

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|Reading/Revision & Assessment| 

|Conservation strategies|



|Lesson 6  |

Discuss the reduction of resource consumption by conservation, waste reduction, recycling and substitution. Evaluate a strategy at a local or national scale aimed at reducing the consumption of one resource.

|Reading/Revision & Assessment| 

|The future of energy?| 

|Learning Tip|

What kind of connections can you make?

This topic links strongly to climate change, sustainability and development. The BRIC'S nations will require more and more energy to be able to develop. Case in point: By 2040, the developing world will account for 65 percent of the world’s energy consumption, according to a report released today by the United States Energy Information Administration. 

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