ERIC Number: ED445952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Geography of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Hands-On! Developing Active Learning Modules on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.
Liverman, Diana; Solem, Michael
This learning module aims to engage students in problem solving, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and cooperative learning. The module is appropriate for use in any introductory or intermediate undergraduate course that focuses on human-environment relationships. The module examines the geography of human activities that produce the major greenhouse gases expected to cause global warming. The module teaches students about the basics of the global climate, energy balance, greenhouse effect, and the origins of regional and national emissions of the important greenhouse gases. It explores the many difficult issues involved in formulating and implementing global climate policy. The module concludes with a critical look at the international negotiations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as required by the "United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change." The module contains 7 tables, 8 figures, a list of acronyms, a guide, a summary, an overview, a glossary, references for all units, supporting materials, and appendixes (online sources, films, a guide to the UN Framework Convention, and selected readings). It is divided into thematically coherent; each of which consists of background information, teaching suggestions, student worksheets, and the answers expected for each activity. (Author/BT)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Ecology, Geography, Global Approach, Greenhouse Effect, Higher Education, Human Geography, Thematic Approach, Thinking Skills, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.
Note: Module developed for the AAG/CCG2 Project "Developing Active Learning Modules on the Human Dimensions of Global Change." For related items, see SO 031 087, SO 031 089-094, and SO 031 096.