ERIC Number: ED389655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Making Global Connections in the Middle School: Lessons on the Environment, Development, and Equity.
Luderer, William, Ed.
The lessons for this middle school teacher resource book were adapted from the original "A Sustainable Development Curriculum Framework for World History and Cultures," which grew out of the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. The resource book contains three chapters. Chapter 1 is "Sustainable Development and World History and Cultures." Chapter 2, "Lessons," contains: (1) "Fair is Fair," which focuses on introducing the concept of sustainable development through the notion of intergenerational equity; (2) "Sustainable Development: The Ecosystem Approach"; (3) "Development Comes of Age," which provides two historical overviews of attitudes toward the environment; (4) "Our Common Future," which features a cooperative learning group approach to analyzing and solving problems; (5) "What's in a Name?" which deals with nuances associated with "development" language; (6) "Values and Sustainable Development; (7) "How is Sustainable Development Like a Seed?"; (8) "Cultural Assumptions and Sustainable Development"; (9) "Africa and the Industrial Revolution"; (10) "The Quality of Life and Sustainable Development," which introduces students to data analysis and social and economic indicators of the quality of life; and (11) "Decisions for a 'Developing' Nation," which engages students in a role play featuring allocation of limited financial resources within a "developing" nation. Chapter 3, "An Analytical Framework for Sustainable Development," includes: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Framework Sample Questions"; (3) "Framework Definitions and Examples"; and (4)"Framework Sources." Includes 21 handouts. (EH)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Global Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Justice, Middle Schools, Natural Resources, Science and Society, Social Studies, Sustainable Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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