Singapore History

Natural Resources

Jaslynn kick-started the inquiry with the statement below. Excitedly, students began to throw out examples of resources, some mentioning the idea of deforestation.

In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history.”

“What’s so wrong about cutting down trees?” Jaslynn asked. Ideas surfaced included having lesser trees to photosynthesize to construction of buildings where trees used to stand.

At this point, Jaslynn introduced a video reflecting Man’s impact on the environment over the lifetime of mankind.