Vocabulary for Describing Environmental Science and Religion
At the end of the lesson, the students will be able to understand and use a variety of vocabulary terms related to environmental science and religion.
Welcome the students and explain the purpose of the lesson. Introduce the topic of environmental science and religion and explain why it is important to know about the relationship between the two.
- Ecology: The scientific study of the relationships between living organisms and their environment.
- Naturalism: The doctrine that only natural laws and forces operate in the world.
- Conservation: The protection, preservation, or restoration of natural environments and their inhabitants.
- Stewardship: The responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.
- Creation: The act of bringing something into existence.
- Providence: Divine guidance or care.
Lead a discussion on the concepts and vocabulary terms. Ask the students to provide examples of how each term can be used in regard to environmental science and religion.
Summarize the main points of the lesson. Ask the students to provide additional examples of how the terms can be used.
• Learned and discussed vocabulary terms related to environmental science and religion.
• Included ecology, naturalism, conservation, stewardship, creation, and providence.
• Discussed examples of how the terms can be used.