ERIC Number: ED389654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Sustaining the Future: Activities for Environmental Education in U.S. History.
Brown, Jeffrey L., Ed.
This volume provides methods and resources for teachers to integrate global issues and sustainable development concepts into high school U.S. history classes. The focus of the lessons is problem solving by examining development issues in U.S. history. The resource book contains two sections. Section 1 provides overview lessons on the following: (1) "Problem Solving: A Generic Model" (Jeffrey Brown); (2) "What is Sustainable Development? The Chair" (Jeffrey Brown); and (3) "How is Sustainable Development Like a Seed?" (William Luderer). Section 2, "Historical Lessons," provides these examples: (1) "Early Encounters Inevitable Conflict between English Settlers and Native Americans?" (Richard LoPinto; Nancy Wallace); (2) "Belief in Self-Sufficiency: Living off the Environment" (Thomas Crop; Jeffrey Brown); (3) "Choices for Development: Hamilton versus Jefferson" (Linda Murchio); (4) "The Hudson River and the Erie Canal" (Paula Gotsch); (5) "Slave Spirituals and the American Spirit" (Linda Murchio); (6) "How Does War Impact on the Environment?" (Jeffrey Brown); (7) "The Mining Frontier: Boom and Bust" (Paula Gotsch); (8) "Environmental Impacts of the Transcontinental Railroad" (Joseph Moore; Jeffrey Brown); (9) "Energy Transitions and U.S. History" (William Luderer); (10) "Save the Earth! But How?" (Linda Murchio); (11) "'The Grapes of Wrath:' A Study in Contrasts" (Peter Krais); (12) "How Do the Preparations for War Impact on the Environment? The Case of Picatinny Arsenal" (Jeffrey Brown); (13) "The Contributions of Major Religions and Philosophies to a Universal Environmental Ethic" (William Luderer); (14) "Nuclear Threat at Home: The Cold War's Lethal Leftovers" (Jeffrey Brown); (15) "Business and the Environment" (Paula Gotsch); (16) "Save the Earth II!--Organizations' Approaches" (Linda Murchio); and (17) "Model Senate Hearing on the Environment" (Linda Murchio; Terry Vaiti; Nancy Wallace). Suggestions are offered for student assessment on the activities. (EH)
Descriptors: Culture, Economic Development, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Global Education, High Schools, Justice, Natural Resources, Science and Society, Social Studies, Sustainable Development, United States History, World History
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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