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  • Title: Global Sustainability Education Resources | Facing the Future
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    Descriptive info: Career & Volunteer Opportunities.. Donate online.. : It's fast, easy, and secure!.. Empower the Next Generation to.. Build Sustainable Local and Global Communities.. Climate change.. Population growth.. Environmental degradation.. Conflict.. Global health crises.. Intractable global problems? We don t think so.. At Facing the Future we believe in the transformative power of widespread, systemic education to improve lives and communities, both locally and globally.. Our positive, solutions-based programming is designed by and for teachers, and brings critical thinking about global issues to students in every walk of life.. Your.. tax-deductible support.. will prepare millions of young people to understand and address the complex, interconnected social, environmental and economic issues that shape their, and our, future.. Since.. Facing the Future.. programming costs less than $2 per student, even a small contribution makes a difference!.. Ways to Donate.. Imagine a World.. Our Mission.. Other Ways to Give.. Tax Information.. Donate Online.. It's fast, easy, and secure!.. Donate by Mail.. Send a check to:.. 1904 Third Ave.. , Ste.. 510.. Seattle, WA 98101.. Employer Matching Gift Programs.. Double your donation! Check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program.. If you need our nonprofit tax identification number or if you have any questions, please call 206-264-1503 extension 110 or.. email.. us.. Stock Donation or Bank Transfer.. Please call 206-264-1503 extension 110 or.. us to receive our account information.. Build a Legacy of Sustainability.. If you would like to give in ways that will also reduce your estate taxes and probate costs, please call 206-264-1503 extension 110 or send us an.. If you have any questions regarding donations, please contact.. 's Development Director via.. or call 206-264-1503 extension 110.. where young people from all walks of life grow up exploring the connections between environment, consumption, poverty, climate change, population growth, education, global economy, sustainability, and conflict, and then develop positive, sustainable responses.. Now imagine these future voters and decision makers doing so while mastering quadratic equations  ...   visit.. Our Impact on Student Achievement.. Educator Testimonials.. Delaney Evans' essay.. Our Future Awaits.. "A wonderful resource of lessons and activities to open students eyes to the diversity of issues facing the entire world, including the US, and to get them thinking about their role in a global society.. ".. - Social Studies Teacher, Caldwell Early College High School, NC.. "It made me think that even though I am only one person, I have the ability to help change the world.. - Student, Hyde Park Middle School, NV.. "Before I didn t realize the problems in the world apart from those in North America, but now I realize the whole world is connected.. Student, Washington Middle School, WA.. There are many ways to support.. 's work.. eScrip.. Support Facing the Future while shopping at participating merchants.. Up to 16% of your purchase price will be donated.. Just enter Group Name "Facing the Future"and.. start shopping and donating today.. Ideal Network.. Like other group buying sites, the.. offers generous discounts from your favorite Seattle merchants.. The difference: 25% of your purchase goes to.. Search with iGive.. Raise 2 for.. each time you search the web using iGive.. Simply register on.. iSearchiGive.. com.. , select.. as your cause, and start searching!.. Shop with iGive.. To support.. Facing the Future.. every time you shop online, create an account with.. iGive.. , add.. as your cause, and shop with your favorite stores.. Up to 26% of each purchase made at iGive will will be donated to.. , at no additional cost to you.. iGive will even track how many donations you have made to support us.. Facebook.. Add the iGive application to your Facebook profile to donate 2 to.. each time you complete a search on Facebook.. Login to your Facebook account and visit.. http://apps.. facebook.. com/igivefb.. to add this application.. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, federal tax identification # 91-1678158.. All donations are tax deductible as provided by law..

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    Descriptive info: Share our eNews.. with a friend!.. Subscribe to our eNews.. LinkedIn.. Subscribe to stay informed about:.. Curriculum discounts.. Exciting new K-12 curriculum resources and free downloadable lessons.. Global Sustainability education resources, research, and events.. Engaging Professional Development workshops, webinars and events.. Inspiring service learning ideas and project-based learning assessments.. eNews Archive.. 2013 eNews.. September 2013.. STEM Sustainability.. July 2013.. Summer Savings.. June 2013.. FTF Day.. April 2013.. Lead, Teach, and Inspire.. March 2013.. Earth  ...   Summer Reads and Ed Tech Needs.. August 2012.. Back to School.. 2011 eNews.. November 2011.. Universal Children's Day.. September 2011.. International Day of Peace.. May 2011.. World Environment Day.. March 2011.. Global Youth Service Day.. January 2011.. 2010 eNews.. December 2010.. Human Rights Day.. September 2010.. Climate Solutions Day.. August 2010.. Peace Day Resources.. May 2010.. Refugee Day Resources.. March 2010.. Earth Day and EE Week Resources.. January 2010.. Service Learning in the New Year..

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  • Title: Free Units & Lessons | Global Sustainability Education Curriculum | Facing the Future
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    Descriptive info: Tech Support Help Desk.. Having trouble downloading curriculum? Need help logging into your account? Receiving an error message? Visit our.. What is my account? How can I create one?.. Your account provides a simple way for you to download and purchase.. curriculum, and post comments and resource reviews on our website.. You will be asked to create a new account the first time you download or purchase curriculum.. For downloads.. , please follow the instructions on the login screen to register a new account.. Your email address will be automatically set as your username.. For purchases.. , complete the required fields in the shopping cart checkout process.. An account will be registered in your name with the username and password you select.. After completing a first-time account registration, you will receive a user registration confirmation email containing your username and password.. Please save this information in a safe place.. How do I log into my account?.. You will be prompted to log into your account when downloading free curriculum or making a purchase in our online store.. First-time users.. Please see.. these instructions.. for how to register an account.. Enter your username and password to access free curriculum downloads, view your curriculum purchasing history and access PDF purchases.. Can t remember your username?.. Check your new user registration email for your account details, or contact our.. Help Desk.. Can t remember your password?.. Submit a.. If you re not sure if you have an account or need help logging in, please contact our.. Has your login process changed?.. We updated the login process for.. s website on September 15, 2011.. Prior to September 15, 2011.. , access to download or purchase curriculum required only an email address.. As of September 15, 2011.. , you are now required to enter  ...   obtain advance, written permission to copy.. publications.. However, given that worksheets, tests, quizzes and other student handouts in.. publications are designed to be copied and distributed in class, it is not necessary for an individual educator to request permission from.. to make copies of these student handouts for use by his or her students in a school or other nonprofit educational organization.. Other than the exception outlined above for the non-commercial purposes of teachers and individual classrooms, USERS MAY NOT REPRODUCE, MODIFY, TRANSLATE, SELL OR DISTRIBUTE THE MATERIALS FOR ANY PURPOSE WITHOUT.. FACING THE FUTURE.. S PRIOR WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION.. To request written authorization, please contact.. at.. Users must provide proper attribution and identifying information for.. as the author and developer of the materials, and may not delete or in any manner alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices that have been placed on the materials.. I want to share.. s free resources with other educators.. How can I do this?.. Many of our curriculum resources are freely available online and we re excited to have your help sharing them with other educators! We ask that you direct educators to our website,.. www.. facingthefuture.. , where they can download our free resources and find additional materials.. This allows educators the opportunity to stay connected with.. if they wish, and allows us to track and report on the usage of our resources.. We are a nonprofit organization and information provided by our users is an essential part of our reporting to funders, and enables us to continue to create and offer free, high quality curriculum to educators all over the world.. If you work with educators who are unable to access our website and you would like to request permission to distribute PDF or print copies of.. materials, please..

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  • Title: Classroom Testimonials | Facing the Future
    Descriptive info: What I like most about Facing the Future resources is their relevance to students lives and interests, the focus on both problems AND solutions, and the emphasis on critical thinking skills.. - Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Seattle, WA.. Classroom Examples:.. Global Sustainability Curriculum in Action.. Many classroom challenges can be mitigated with highly engaging curriculum.. Highly engaging curriculum has two components:.. content and structure.. Global issues and sustainability.. content.. engages students even those who have shown little previous interest in their schoolwork.. The activity and inquiry-based.. structure.. of.. Facing the Future curriculum increases student engagement and achievement by appealing to students of varying learning styles and levels.. The classroom examples below show how teachers have used Facing the Future curriculum to address a variety of classroom challenges and increase student involvement.. No two classrooms are the same, yet these examples highlight how global issues and sustainability can be integrated successfully with diverse curricula and student populations.. Browse Classroom Examples by grade.. Browse Classroom Examples by subject.. Visit.. to hear what educators say about our resources.. Sign up to participate in the Classroom Examples project.. Browse Classroom Examples by Grade.. Click the tabs  ...   Studies and Science.. Jessica Levine.. Eckstein Middle School, Seattle, WA.. 6-8.. 24-31.. Amy Spies.. Community Learning Center East, Port Orange, Florida.. 7-9.. Classroom Size:.. ~15.. Lindsay Verwys.. Concord Academy, Boyne City, MI.. 7-12.. 15.. Global/International Studies, Social Studies.. David White-Espin.. Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center, Seattle, WA.. Level 2 - ages 11 to 21, based on students' speaking ability.. ~20.. Literacy and Reading.. Alana Vinther.. Global Connections High School, SeaTac, WA.. 9-12.. ~21.. Marketing.. Courtenay Chadwell-Gatz.. Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA.. Undergraduate.. Academic ESL composition (ESLA 113).. Browse Classroom Examples by Subject.. Click the tabs below to browse the Classroom Examples by subject.. Jill Berge.. Rose Hill Junior High, Redmond, WA.. 9.. 26-30.. Literacy and World History.. Heidi Rudolph.. Orange High School, Pepper Pike, OH.. 9-10.. 14.. Matt D'Amato.. Vanguard High School, New York, New York.. 11-12.. 20.. 7.. Classroom Size: ~.. 18.. Joanna Forge't.. Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, South Easton, MA.. Environmental Science and Studies.. 9.. Darrellene Canada.. Lakes High School, Lakewood, WA.. 12.. 30.. Contemporary World Problems.. 7-12.. Global Connections High School, Burien, WA.. Noah Zeichner.. Chief Sealth High School, Seattle, WA.. 10-12.. Global Leadership, U.. S.. History, Theory of Knowledge..

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  • Title: Lesson Finder | Curriculum Resources | Facing the Future
    Descriptive info: Global Sustainability Lesson Finder.. The Global Sustainability Lesson Finder allows you to identify curriculum resources that pertain to the grade, subject, and global sustainability topic that you select.. You can also find more information about the issues by visiting our.. Global Sustainability Resources.. webpage.. What grade do you teach?.. All Grades.. K.. 1.. 3.. 4.. 6.. 8.. 11.. Post-Secondary.. What subject do you teach?.. All Subjects.. ELL/Language Arts.. What topic are you interested in?.. All Topics.. Biodiversity.. Carrying Capacity.. Consumption.. Ecological Footprint.. Ecosystems.. Global Food Security.. Global Health.. Human Rights.. International Conflict and Mediation.. International Debt.. Microcredit.. Population.. Poverty and Equity.. Refugees / Internally Displaced Peoples.. Systems Thinking.. Taxes and Budgeting.. Women and Development.. Worldview and Culture.. Community Development.. Curriculum.. Description.. Type.. Time.. Download.. Are You Buying This?!.. Students work in groups to create and present mock television commercials for products linked to unsustainable or unhealthy behavior.. Hands-on Lesson.. 1-2 (50 min) class periods.. Area & Transformations: Wildlife Habitats.. Students compare the sizes of different habitats where the endangered snow leopard lives and practice transforming a trapezoid on a coordinate plane.. Bears in the Air.. Through a game in which an object is tossed as fast as possible around a circle, students experience the limits of success, redesign their "tossing system," and identify assumptions that drive behavior.. Biodiversity Connections.. Students simulate biodiversity within an ecosystem by assuming the identities of resident plant and animal species in a forest stream ecosystem.. Climate Change: Connection and Solutions, Grades 6-8.. An interdisciplinary, self-contained two-week unit that lays the foundation for understanding some of the forces behind climate change and its connections to numerous social, economic, and environmental factors.. 1-2 Week Unit.. 1-2 Weeks.. Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, Grades 9-12.. Connections All Around: Me, My Food, and My Environment.. Students identify connections, cause and effect, and surprising results in our food, lives and nature as they explore how staple foods are produced.. They visually display what it takes to bring an everyday food item to our table.. 3-4 (50 min) class periods.. Creating Our Future.. Using an action-planning model, students visualize their desired future, identify objectives, develop a plan to address local and global issues, and implement their vision through action and service learning.. Students consider what they want the world to be like in the future, and how the can help to make their vision of the future a reality.. They begin by learning vocabulary related to personal and structural solutions to sustainability challenges.. Students then practice identifying character traits as they read about people and organizations who are working toward making our world more sustainable.. They will write a letter to themselves about their personal visions of the future and how they can make those visions become reality.. The chapter culminates with a collaborative activity in which students set specific goals for alleviating a problem and then develop a plan to take action.. Crossword Puzzles.. Introduce your students to global issues and sustainability vocabulary words and concepts.. Data & Graphs: Youth Conflict.. Students examine recent trends in youth violence by creating a variety of graphs to represent different statistics.. Data Analysis: Quality of Life.. Students develop indicators to measure quality of life and conduct a survey of peers and adults.. They analyze the survey data using measures of central tendency and charts.. Deep Space 3000.. Students envision and create a sustainable environment through the design of a "closed-system" spaceship that will be in outer space for 3000 years, and then bring healthy and happy future generations back to Earth.. Engaging Students in Conservation: Protecting the Endangered Snow Leopard.. This interdisciplinary 1-2 week unit that includes five dynamic lessons and culminates with a service learning project.. 1-2 weeks.. Environmental Issues and Solutions.. Brainstorm and writing activities introduce students to thinking about environmental resources and possible problems.. After learning vocabulary related to current environmental issues, students engage in a dialogue about freshwater scarcity.. Students learn to identify cause and effect statements, and then use this skill during a jigsaw activity in which they read about three environmental issues: climate change, deforestation, and freshwater scarcity.. Students are asked to consider their perspectives on climate change solutions by writing a persuasive essay.. The chapter culminates with a hands-on collaborative activity in which they consider the impacts of everyday items on the environment.. Teacher Guide.. Envisioning Our Future.. Through brainstorm, dialogue, and writing activities, students reflect on issues affecting the world today and what can be done to create a sustainable future.. After learning vocabulary relevant to sustainability, students read about three young people who are working to improve their lives and communities.. Students work to identify the main idea of the reading passage and answer a variety of comprehension questions.. After the reading activity they will write a poem about their vision of the world.. The chapter culminates with a kinesthetic activity that illustrates how global issues are connected.. Every Drop Counts!.. A series of water-related lessons beginning with a water trivia game and a short demonstration of how much of the earth s water is available for human and other species needs.. Everyone Does Better When Women Do Better.. Students take on the roles of citizens and government representatives from various countries at a town meeting forum.. Concerns are prioritized and potential solutions are generated.. Farming for the Future.. Through a simulation activity, students experience the challenges faced by subsistence farmers in the developing world.. Fishing for the Future.. Students model several consecutive seasons of a fishery and explore how technology, population growth, and sustainable practices impact fish catch and fisheries management.. From Issue to Opportunity.. Students develop criteria for determining what makes an issue global in scope and then brainstorm, categorize, and prioritize the interconnections among the issues and explore solutions.. Fueling the Future.. Students compare energy use and CO.. emissions by sector in the United States and China (and optionally in another country).. Global Issues and Sustainable Solutions: Population, Poverty, Consumption, Conflict, and the Environment.. Intermediate textbook designed for classroom and community use that you can use to inform, inspire, and motivate students.. This is an ideal resource to supplement core subjects using global issues and sustainability as a contextual framework or as a stand-alone global issues and sustainability course.. This full color 52-page book, including graphs, photos, glossary, and comprehensive endnotes, makes these issues come alive in your classroom.. Student Textbook.. N/A.. Global Issues Trivia.. Use this trivia game to test your students knowledge of global issues.. How Big is a Billion?.. A short demonstration of what 1 billion looks like, using increasing amounts of rice to represent the world s population.. Students then create their own representations of one billion.. Improving Our Quality of Life.. Students consider factors that contribute to a good quality of life and how these factors might differ between adults and young people.. They contemplate their own ideas about quality of life during a dialogue.. After learning vocabulary related to quality of life, they read a fictional story of three children struggling to improve their quality of life.. Students are asked to draw conclusions to comprehend the reading.. A writing activity asks students to write a conclusion to a realistic fictional story.. The chapter culminates with students creating, administering, and analyzing a survey to measure quality of life based on peer responses.. Introduction to Algebra: Poverty & Microcredit.. Students learn about microcredit lending a financing structure designed to help people rise out of poverty while solving algebraic equations.. Is It Sustainable?.. Students define and discuss sustainability and its three key components: the economy, the environment, and society.. It's All Connected: A Comprehensive Guide to Global Issues and Sustainable Solutions.. This advanced textbook can be used as a stand-alone text for a global issues course or as a supplemental text for other classes, including social studies, science, environmental studies, mathematics, ESL, and language arts.. The 150+ page book provides a thorough overview of global issues, as well as in-depth explorations of particular topics, debates, and solutions.. Let them Eat Cake!.. Through cutting and distributing pieces of cake, students see the inequitable distribution of resources around the world.. Life: The Long and Short of It.. Students compare life expectancy (a common indicator of good health) among several countries and discuss possible explanations for the differences.. Linear Functions: Systems & Global Education.. This two-day lesson begins with a lively introductory activity in which students examine how a system works.. Then students use systems thinking to analyze global trends in primary school education.. Livin’ the Good Life?.. Students develop indicators to measure quality of life and conduct a survey of peers and adults to obtain data for their indicators.. Making Connections: Engaging Students in Language, Literacy, and Global Issues.. Through nine chapters, students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to excel academically while becoming informed about important issues and ways they can contribute positively to their communities.. Language learning is purposeful as students learn language skills and directly apply these skills to current, relevant topics.. Students learn about a wide range of interconnected topics, including building community, current environmental issues, population growth, and quality of life.. Making Global Connections.. Students demonstrate the interconnectedness of global issues and solutions through a kinesthetic exercise using global issue cards and a ball of yarn.. Map of Myself: Identity and Culture.. Students explore personal and cultural identity through nonverbal activity, songs, personal maps, and a story.. They also explore the hopes and challenges presented by diverse identities.. Metaphors for the Future.. Students use metaphors describing different degrees of control we have over our future to explore how worldviews and mental models influence and shape our actions.. Microcredit for Sustainable Development.. Students research a developing country and then apply for a $100 microcredit grant to start a small business, as if they were a person living in that country.. Midpoint & Distance Formulas: Resource Distribution.. Students calculate distances and midpoints using coordinate geometry in order to consider how the location of community resources affects sustainability.. Modeling Integers: Population Growth.. Students examine growing and declining populations and predict future population growth based on current population growth rates.. Now Hear This!.. Students literally see and hear a comparison of an average U.. citizen s and sub-Saharan African citizen s ecological footprint.. Number Patterns: Waste & Recycling.. Students explore number patterns and graphs related to waste disposal and recycling.. Number Theory: Consumption Choices.. Students evaluate their personal consumption choices by analyzing the embodied energy and resources in cups made  ...   and societies.. Students develop ideas to reduce the ecological footprint and associated impacts related to an everyday item.. Drilling down to Sustainability.. In a warm-up activity, they evaluate two seemingly identical apples through the lens of sustainability.. Students then discuss and debate the sustainability of various resource extraction methods.. Finally, they determine if alternatives would be more sustainable.. The Cost of Production.. Students consider where most of our imported material goods are assembled and the environmental and social impacts of production.. In small groups, students develop policies that a company might use in working with foreign manufacturers, considering pros and cons of each policy.. The class votes on the most essential policy and advocates for business and government leaders to adopt or enforce this policy.. On the Road to Retail.. Students read about different components of product distribution in a scenario.. They analyze information related to environmental and social impacts of distribution to determine opportunities for making distribution more sustainable.. This lesson also provides an opportunity for students to explore the concept of externalities, or hidden costs of a product.. Why Buy?.. Students begin by considering the purpose of advertising.. Each student critically analyzes an advertisement that appeals to him or her, weighing advertised information against their needs as consumers.. Students discuss whether additional information should be included in product advertisements and how advertising connects to consumption choices.. Defining Happiness.. Students individually decide what types of things positively contribute to their quality of life.. They compare their ideas about quality of life to national statistics related to how Americans spend their time, and determine how Americans could restructure their time to improve quality of life.. Students also evaluate their own progress toward "the good life" and how their personal consumption habits impact their progress.. It’s a Dirty Job.. Students take on perspectives of different stakeholder groups involved in determining how to deal with a community s growing trash.. Stakeholder groups are encouraged to form alliances in order to reach consensus on the plan that will be best for the community.. A System Redesign.. Students recall the hidden impacts associated with various components of the materials economy (the system of producing and consuming goods).. They then brainstorm points of intervention in order to redesign the system.. Students work in pairs to determine ways to make the materials economy more sustainable.. Analyzing the Message.. Students critically analyze.. The Story of Stuff.. by identifying the overall message of the film, persuasive techniques used, and bias.. In an extension activity, students further examine data presented in the film, cross-checking references to analyze the accuracy and reliability of the film.. Buy, Use, Toss?.. is an interdisciplinary unit that includes ten fully-planned lessons.. Water, Science, and Civics: Engaging Students with Puget Sound, Grades 6-8.. This series of five lessons is available in PDF and SMART Board format.. This engaging unit leads your students through an exploration of the significance of Puget Sound and the impact humans have on this valuable resource.. Students creatively use technology throughout the unit and the culminating lesson is an action project in which students create a digital public service announcement to educate others about the significance of the Sound and ways to address pollution.. 1 Week.. Water, Science, and Civics: Engaging Students with Puget Sound, Grades 9-12.. The Carbon Link.. Students take on roles as part of an interactive carbon cycle model, then witness a demonstration of the greenhouse effect and explore its role in global climate change.. Carbon Dioxide Trends (middle school).. Students graph data to examine atmospheric carbon dioxide trends during the past 45 years and predict future carbon dioxide emissions.. The activity closes with a discussion of ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.. Effects of Climate Change on Living Things (middle school).. In small groups students learn about potential impacts of climate change on living things and communicate these impacts to the class through skits.. My Carbon Footprint.. Students calculate their carbon footprint using an online carbon calculator, compare their results to average carbon footprints from around the world, and discover ways to decrease their carbon emissions.. Energy Explorations (middle school).. In small groups, students read about various sources of energy used for electricity production, identify pros and cons of these energy sources, and take a position on whether these sources should be used or not.. Making Climate Change Connections.. Students read about impacts of climate change experienced by people living in different environments around the world and then discuss how these impacts are connected.. How Much Does Carbon Cost? (middle school).. Students evaluate structural solutions to regulate carbon emissions and play a cap and trade game, finding ways to reduce emissions in the most cost-effective manner.. Shopping Heats Up (middle school).. In this simulation, students experience how resources are distributed and used by different people based on access to wealth, paying attention to various impacts of resource consumption.. Energy Policies for a Cool Future (middle school).. Students discuss energy impacts and suggest policies for addressing global climate change related to energy use at a World Climate Change Summit.. Greenhouse Gas Investigations.. Through an experiment, students explore Earth s greenhouse effect and graph results of 3 scenarios to draw conclusions about how greenhouse gases affect air temperature.. Carbon Dioxide Trends (high school).. Students graph data to examine seasonal and long-term atmospheric carbon dioxide trends during the past 45 years and predict future carbon dioxide emissions.. Effects of Climate Change on Living Things (high school).. In small groups students learn about potential impacts of climate change on living things and communicate these impacts to their school community through informative posters or other media.. It All Adds Up!.. Students calculate their carbon footprint using an online carbon calculator and compare their results to the carbon footprint of an average person in the United States.. Energy Explorations (high school).. Changes All Around: Geographic Impacts of Climate Change.. In small groups, students examine the climate of countries in different environments and then predict what might happen to the climate of a particular country as the earth warms.. How Much Does Carbon Cost? (high school).. Shopping Heats Up (high school).. Energy Policies for a Cool Future (high school).. Students discuss energy impacts and suggest policies for addressing global climate change related to energy use at a "World Climate Change Summit.. The Cat’s out of the Bag!.. This lesson begins with a word splash activity in which students explore environmental features of the snow leopard s mountain habitat.. In a hands-on group activity, students assemble puzzles in order to construct four distinct cat species.. Students consider how these cats are uniquely adapted to their ecosystems.. The activity concludes with a focus on snow leopards in particular, including photos and videos of the cat in its natural habitat, and an expansion of the word splash to include snow leopard adaptations.. Mountain Mixer.. In a lively mixer activity, students take on the roles of organisms in the environment where snow leopards live in order to understand relationships among species.. Students are then able to construct a food web that includes wild species, domestic livestock, and humans.. Extension activities utilize mathematics skills to further investigate food webs and energy pyramids.. It Takes All Kinds of People.. Students consider ways in which humans and wildlife interact, including how poverty can lead to human-wildlife conflicts.. A town hall meeting is held to determine how a protected area for snow leopards and their prey should be managed.. In small groups, students take on different identities.. Student groups have an opportunity to form alliances in order to develop guidelines for the protected area that encompass multiple points of view.. What’s the Plan?.. This lesson begins with a simulation activity in which students learn what daily life is like for a livestock herder in the mountains of Mongolia.. Students then work in small groups to develop solutions that would support both snow leopards and humans.. Solutions are presented through skits or in other engaging presentation styles.. A final kinesthetic activity requires students to make connections among complex issues such as poverty, conservation, and sustainability.. Taking Action!.. This project allows students to participate in a proven solution to help snow leopards, while also supporting people living in poverty who share the snow leopards habitat.. Students determine how they could most effectively support Snow Leopard Enterprises, a conservation project of Snow Leopard Trust.. By participating in this service learning project, students can also earn money to support any conservation, community, or school project of their choosing.. Connecting Students to the World.. is an interdisciplinary teacher lesson plan guide for grades K-3 that engages students desire to learn through hands-on exploration of real-world issues and sustainable solutions.. The lessons are designed to develop the critical thinking skills and developmental assets that young people need to thrive at school, at home, and in the world.. This research based, teacher-tested resource is aligned with language arts, science, social studies, and Common Core standards in all fifty states for easy integration into core classroom teaching.. Biodiversity & the Natural World.. In this series of four activities, students explore the concept of needs versus wants.. Through a kinesthetic game, students come to understand how organisms in an ecosystem are connected by their particular needs.. The game allows them to experience firsthand the differences between an ecosystem with high biodiversity and one with low biodiversity.. In a closing activity, students categorize a variety of ecosystems by their level of biodiversity.. Four 30-45 minute sessions.. Humans & the Environment.. In the first of three activities, students consider how everyday items like water and wooden blocks are made from materials in nature.. During a nature walk, students identify both natural and human-made materials and consider how humans impact our environment and why it is important to protect natural resources.. Three 30-45 minute sessions.. Culture & Diversity.. The first of four activities in this unit helps students to develop a definition of culture by viewing a variety of cultural images.. During a kinesthetic activity, students explore their commonalities and differences.. The unit closes with students interviewing each other to learn more about their own culture and the cultures of other students in the class.. Responsibility & Teamwork.. This series of three activities begins with a role-play in which students work as a group to devise rules to solve a problem.. Students explore the ideas of responsibility and teamwork by identifying a problem at their school and determining how they can solve the problem together..

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