ERIC Number: ED354161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Earth Matters: Studies for Our Global Future.
Wasserman, Pamela; Doyle, Andrea
Through 12 readings and 32 activities this curriculum material introduces high school students to issues of the global environment and society, while both challenging them to critically evaluate the issues and motivating them to develop solutions. The materials are cited as being applicable to social studies, science, math, language arts, and family life education. A teachers guide provides a chart that briefly describes each activity, indicating the skills and subject areas emphasized in each activity. The activities utilize a variety of teaching strategies including role-playing simulations, laboratory experiments; problem solving challenges; mathematical exercises; cooperative learning projects; research; discussion; and, values clarification. Twelve of the 13 chapters address specific issues of global society and environment: (1) Population Dynamics; (2) Climate Change; (3) Air Pollution; (4) Water Resources; (5) Deforestation; (6) Food and Hunger; (7) Waste Disposal; (8) Wildlife Endangerment; (9) Energy Issues; (10) Rich and Poor; (11) Population and Economics; (12) The World's Women; and (13) Finding Solutions. The final chapter, "Finding Solutions," includes activities that encompass the preceding topics. Also included are: suggested resources for further research; and population education resources available through Zero Population Growth, Inc. (MCO)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Air Pollution, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Females, Forestry, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, High Schools, Hunger, Interdisciplinary Approach, Lesson Plans, Natural Resources, Population Education, Population Growth, Poverty, Teaching Guides, Team Teaching, Waste Disposal
Zero Population Growth, 1400 16th Street, N.W., Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Zero Population Growth, Inc., Washington, DC.