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The 2000's
Sustainable Development

The 2000's
The 2000's


Sustainable Development
Print Sustainable Development Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Sustainable Development Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.69

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    wide-ranging, follow-up, sanitation, forestry, best, biodiversity, economics, outcome, conservation, agriculture, atmosphere, maintain, spelled, youth, value, technology
     content words:    World Commission, World Summit, Sustainable Development, South Africa, Earth Summit, Johannesburg Declaration, Johannesburg Plan, United Nations


Sustainable Development
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     "Development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" - that is how the 1987 report of the World Commission on Environment and Development described sustainable development.
 
2     Sustainable development means doing business and making progress now without messing up the earth. It means using the earth's resources but using them thoughtfully.
 
3     It is a complex issue. How can we best meet the needs of people living on the earth today while still preserving the environment for future generations? There are many different ideas about the best answers. And there are many topics included under the umbrella of sustainable development. Some of them are agriculture, the atmosphere, climate change, disaster management, forestry, health, economics, sanitation, technology, and poverty. There are many others.
 
4     The World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002 addressed many of these big issues. It made plans and recommendations for the future.
 
5     The 2002 Summit was a huge meeting. It was attended by heads of governments, business leaders, and representatives of many other groups from around the world. The other groups included youth groups, women's groups, workers, labor unions, and scientists. Altogether there were about twenty-two thousand participants.

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The 2000's
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United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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