Unit 1 Land,People and History
Unit 2 Political System,Education and Economy
The United States of America
Unit 3 American Beginnings
Unit 4 The Political System in the United States
Unit 5 American Economy
Unit 6 Religion in the United States
Unit 7 American Literature
Unit 8 Education in the United States
Unit 9 Social'Movements of the 1960s
Unit 10 Social Problems in the United States
Unit 11 American Way of Life:A Search for Credible Generalizations
Unit 12 The Women's Liberation Movement in America
Unit 13 Technology in America
Unit 14 Post-WWII American Foreign Policy
Unit 15 Sports and Scenic Spots in America
Unit 16 American Popular Culture:Movies and Music
Unit 17 The Country and Its People
Unit 18 The Government and Politics in Canada
Unit 19 The Canadian Mosaic
Unit 20 The Canadian Economy
Unit 21 Canadian Literature
Unit 22 Canada's International Relations
Key to Exercises
New Zealanders' environmental awareness is reflected in legislation.In 1991,the Resource Management Act came into effect.It was the first piece of environ-mental legislation of its kind in the world.Its purpose is to promote the sustain-able management of natural and physical resources,bringing together laws gov-erning land,air and water resources.Noise and pollution are also included.The environment is looked at as a whole,and the focus is on the effects that proposed activities will have on the environment.
In February 2010 the govemment announced that more conservation land will be mined.About 13% of New Zealand land is protected from mining because of its conservation value.The Green Party,Greenpeace,NZ Forest and Bird and other groups have protested that this will damage New Zealand's green image and the tour-ism industry.
Favourable geographic features,low population and a late development of industry mean New Zealand has avoided the air,water and land pollution prob-lems of more densely populated and heavily industrialized countries.However there are problems with pollution of rivers and lakes,and the clearing of forests for farming has produced problems with erosion,when soil is washed away be-cause of flooding.Recent changes in weather patterns have led to more flood damage.
The ozone hole that develops over Antarctica each spring does not cover New Zealand but,because of global ozone depletion,year-round ozone levels have declined by about 6% since 1980.
New Zealanders are keen to take environmental responsibility on an indi- vidual basis,as well as nationally and internationally.Individuals and their local authorities reduce waste and recycle their rubbish.There are no nuclear power plants or weapons.