Curriculum Standards

Resourcefulness is created in line with College and Career Readiness/Common Core Standards including Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science, International Baccalaureate Environmental Systems and Societies, and Next Generation Science Standards. The material is designed to complement and enhance existing curriculum and lesson plans with fully developed teaching resources.

For more information about the project or to inquire about specific timelines or materials available to instructors or organizations, contact Disco Learning Media.


AP Environmental Science

20/31 of big picture topics

Main topics covered

  • Population
  • Land and water use
  • Energy resources and consumption

Secondary topics covered

  • The living world for global flows
  • Pollution
  • Global change

Opportunities for laboratory investigation and project-based learning

  • Critically observe systems
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Think analytically and apply concepts to the solution of environmental problems
  • Evaluate the quality and validity of conclusions
  • Propose questions for further study
  • Communicate meaningfully about observations and conclusions

IBO Environmental Systems and Societies

17/29 of big picture topics

Main topics covered

  • Systems and models
  • Human population, carry capacity, and resource use
  • Global warming
  • Environmental value systems

Secondary topics covered

  • Pollution management

Opportunities for practical work

  • Systems-level analysis
  • Holistic evaluation
  • Sustainability investigations
  • Comparing and contrasting local and global case studies
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Evaluate the quality and validity of conclusions

Next Generation Science Standards HS

4/11 of big picture topics

  • PS3 Energy
  • LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • ESS2 Earth’s Systems
  • ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

Includes connections to Common Core State Standards across curriculum

  • ELA/Literacy
  • Mathematics
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