Culture And Society

Week 7 Discussion: Think Globally, Act Locally

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 15, 16
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 outside scholarly source (in addition to textbook)
  • Textbook ebook: Kendall, D. E. (2018). Sociology in our times: The essentials. Boston MA: Cengage Learning

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

  • Option 1: What items that you frequently use do you think have the greatest negative impact on the environment? Explain how the use of the item or items impacts the environment and the people in your community.
  • Option 2: What steps might individuals in your own community taken to lessen negative impacts on the environment? What are some approaches communities could take to encourage members to reduce waste or negative impacts on the environment?

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2-3 paragraphs
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references
  • Include citations from at least the assigned textbook/lesson reading and one additional outside scholarly source to support your response.


Addresses all aspects of the initial discussion question(s), applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding regarding all concepts.

Integrates evidence to support discussion from assigned readings** OR online lessons, AND at least one outside scholarly source.*** Sources are credited.*

Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

Scholarly source – per APA Guidelines, only scholarly sources should be used in assignments. These include peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by a professional or scholar in the field. Wikipedia, Wikis, .com websites or blogs should not be used as anyone can add information to these sites. For the discussions, reputable internet sources such as websites by government agencies (.gov) and respected organizations (.org) can be counted as scholarly sources. Outside sources do not include assigned required readings.