Lessons for Life
Students read and discuss a short conversation between two Ethiopian girls about attending school and read and analyze poems about girls’ education.
Students examine their own perceptions of gender roles through two short mental exercises, then research and present on the role of women in the home and workplace throughout U.S. history.
Students visit the supermarket and investigate products’ containers and packaging options to determine which products would produce the least solid waste.
Trash Trouble in Paradise
Role playing a city council meeting, students weigh various real-world economic, social, and environmental factors when siting a landfill on the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu.
People and Climate Change: The Data Is In
Students interpret various forms of data (graphic, written, and visual) and identify relationships between population growth, greenhouse gas emissions, temperature rise, land ice melt, and sea level rise.
Students use a timeline to explore energy-related environmental issues through history then compare countries based on their CO2 emissions and their climate vulnerabilities.