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									                                                                Appendix, Unit II, Lesson 18
                                                  Watershed Education Manual, Land & Water
                                                                           September 2004
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                 Land Use Planning and Environmental Protection
              (Unit II, Sustainability and Worldwide Trends, Lesson 18)




             Homework Assignment: Values and Sustainable Development
                  Adapted from Global Learning, Inc., Union, NJ

Homework Assignment: There are cultural/philosophical/ethical arguments supporting
and disputing the concept of sustainability. These values may either help or hinder the
ability of a group to accept and implement the idea of sustainable development rather. Is
it our right to consume land and natural resources, because we have the ability and there
will always be enough to go around? Do we need to slow down the rate of development
and resource consumption, because there is not enough to go around and not enough for
future generations? Our opinions vary based on our culture, philosophy, and ethical
orientations.

Directions: Handout #1 (#1-#12) contains statements that represent values some people
hold. The second page contains an interpretation or meaning for each of the value
statements contained on the first page (a-l). Match the statements (numbers) with the
interpretation (letters). Write the letter of the correct interpretation on the line at the end
of each value statement.




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                                                                Appendix, Unit II, Lesson 18
                                                  Watershed Education Manual, Land & Water
                                                                           September 2004
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            Handout # 1: Values, Economic Development & Sustainability


  Interpretation                                 Values Statement
(Place A Letter Here)
                        1. Life is but a savage test of who is least and who is best. Those
                        who fall must lack the wit; the winners are the ones most fit. It may
                        seem harsh, but to shun and shine. Take in your breath and toe the
                        line. There’ll be the ones who lose’ Tis for God, not us to choose.

                        2. A man with a large family is a real man.

                        3. It is thrifty today to prepare for the wants of tomorrow.

                        4. If you give a man a fish, he will have a single meal. If you teach
                        him to fish, he will eat all his life.

                        5. Development is broadly culture dependent. Progress is based on
                        what is considered important, and this depends on culture.

                        6. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot
                        save the few who are rich.

                        7. Our necessities are few, but our wants are endless.

                        8. The love of money is the root of all evil.

                        9. The lack of money is the root of all evil.

                        10. The white man knows how to make everything, be he does not
                        know how to distribute it.

                        11. May you live long and beget eight children.

                        12. Hard work is good for the soul.




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Delaware Canal State Park/HDCIC/Heinz Foundation Funding
Forbes Environmental & Land Use Planning
                                                                Appendix, Unit II, Lesson 18
                                                  Watershed Education Manual, Land & Water
                                                                           September 2004
______________________________________________________________________________________

                        An Interpretation of the Value Statements

Below are the interpretations of the statements from the previous page. Match the interpretation
below with the statements on the previous page by writing the letter of the interpretation in the
blank space next to each statement.

A.      This person believes that preparing a person to take care of himself/herself is more
        important than simply feeding the hungry. He/she would probably not support sustainable
        development.

B.      Having many children is a sign of being a man. A person who believes this would not
        favor any attempts to limit population for sustainability.

C.      This statement implies that a person should have many children. Support for
        sustainability probably would not come from this person.

D.      We should prepare today for the needs of tomorrow. This person plans for the future and
        would most likely support sustainability.

E.      This statement implies that hard work is good for a person. Changing behavior and
        consumptive behavior is hard work, so this person might be supportive.

F.      A culture will emphasize those things that are important to its
        culture. This person probably feels that support for sustainability is dependent upon
        cultural orientation.

G.      This statement implies an obligation by the rich to help the poor.

H.      This is a statement of survival of the fittest. It implies that God chooses those who are
        worthy. A person who believes this would feel that some people would not develop
        because they were not worthy.

I.      This statement implies that seeking material wealth is the cause of most of society's
        problems. This person would most likely agree that our resources are disappearing due to
        the search for material wealth and might support sustainability.

J.      This statement implies that being poor is the cause of most of society's problems. This
        person may or may not support efforts toward sustainability.

K.      This statement implies that even though Europeans have solved the problem of
        production, there are still great disparities in wealth. This person is most likely a Native
        American and would support sustainability.

L.      This statement implies that what we need to survive is small. It also implies that we want
        more material things than we need. This person would most likely support sustainability.



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Delaware Canal State Park/HDCIC/Heinz Foundation Funding
Forbes Environmental & Land Use Planning
                                                                Appendix, Unit II, Lesson 18
                                                  Watershed Education Manual, Land & Water
                                                                           September 2004
______________________________________________________________________________________

                               TEACHERS ANSWER KEY



  Interpretation                                 Values Statement
(Place A Letter Here)
                        1. Life is but a savage test of who is least and who is best. Those
         H              who fall must lack the wit; the winners are the ones most fit. It may
                        seem harsh, but to shun and shine. Take in your breath and toe the
                        line. There’ll be the ones who lose’ Tis for God, not us to choose.

         B              2. A man with a large family is a real man.

         D              3. It is thrifty today to prepare for the wants of tomorrow.

         A              4. If you give a man a fish, he will have a single meal. If you teach
                        him to fish, he will eat all his life.

         F              5. Development is broadly culture dependent. Progress is based on
                        what is considered important, and this depends on culture.

         G              6. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot
                        save the few who are rich.

         L              7. Our necessities are few, but our wants are endless.

         I              8. The love of money is the root of all evil.

         J              9. The lack of money is the root of all evil.

         K              10. The white man knows how to make everything, be he does not
                        know how to distribute it.

         C              11. May you live long and beget eight children.

         E              12. Hard work is good for the soul.




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