Environment and Society


A nation is a country that is independent of other countries. It has its own government and is usually recognized by other nations. Often, members of a nation have the same language, culture and history.


Sustainability is how the environment can endure and continue to support life. Relying on resources that can be used up or that pollute the environment so that it cannot support life is not sustainable.


Technology is the use of any tools and inventions to help humans control their environment. While modern technologies include things like computers and cell phones, even technologies like fire and the wheel have been important to the development of human societies.



Natural Resources

Natural resources occur naturally in the environment. All man-made goods come from natural resources. Water, air, and all living things that are used by people are natural resources