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Topic: Population explosion and environmental degradation 

World History

 Standard 44.  Understands the search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands global influences on the environment (e.g., how population growth, urbanization, industrialization, warfare, and the global market economy have contributed to environmental alterations; how effective governments and citizens' groups have been at protecting the global natural environment)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how population growth has contributed to environmental alterations
     2.Understands how urbanization has contributed to environmental alterations
     3.Understands how industrialization has contributed to environmental alterations
     4.Understands how warfare has contributed to environmental alterations
     5.Understands how the global market economy has contributed to environmental alterations
     6.Understands how effective governments and citizens’ groups have been at protecting the global natural environment
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 7.Understands the impact of population pressure, poverty, and environmental degradation on the breakdown of state authority in various countries in the 1980s and 1990s, and international reaction to the deterioration of these states
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the impact of population pressure on the breakdown of state authority in various countries in the 1980s and 1990s
     2.Understands the impact of poverty on the breakdown of state authority in various countries in the 1980s and 1990s
     3.Understands the impact of environmental degradation on the breakdown of state authority in various countries in the 1980s and 1990s
     5.Understands international reaction to the deterioration of state authorities in the 1980s and 1990s