Contextual Understanding

IDEA: Resource Depletion (deforestation).

Mind Map:

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Fig. 1. Mind Map.


Fig.2. Heaphy, C. (1839). Kauri Forest Wairoa River. Oil on Canvas. Retrieved from

Video link for comparison between Indigenous and Western worldviews:


I will work different perspectives into my essay by contrasting Western world views with Indigenous worldviews. In particular, I will focus on contrasting Western and Indigenous views on the environment for my key idea, resource depletion focusing on deforestation. The Western world views humans as more superior and important than the environment, whereas the Indigenous view the environment as equal to humans.


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