ERIC Number: ED427973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Earth Matters: Studies for Our Global Future. 2nd Edition.
Wasserman, Pamela, Ed.
This teacher's guide helps students explore the connection between human population growth and the well-being of the planet. Twelve readings and 34 activities introduce high school students to global society and environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, gender equality, economics, poverty, energy, wildlife endangerment, waste disposal, food and hunger, water resources, air pollution, deforestation, and population dynamics. Teaching strategies include role playing simulations, laboratory experiments, problem-solving challenges, and mathematical exercises, cooperative learning projects, research, and discussion. These activities were designed to develop a number of student skills including critical thinking, research, public speaking, writing, data collection and analysis, cooperation, decision making, creative problem solving, reading comprehension, conflict resolution and values clarification. Each chapter and activity can be used alone to illustrate points or be inserted into existing curriculum. Activity subject areas are listed along with a quick list reference of the summary of activities. A reference guide of activities linked to National Standards is also included. Contains suggested resources, including books, periodicals, audiovisuals, hardbooks and wall charts, software, and internet sites, for each topic area. (SJR)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Critical Thinking, Environmental Education, Global Education, High Schools, Learning Activities, Population Education, Secondary Education, Standards, Waste Disposal, Water Pollution, Wildlife
Zero Population Growth, 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036; Tel: 202-332-2200.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Zero Population Growth, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For previous edition, see ED 354 161.