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Rosteck, Thomas; Frentz, Thomas S. – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2009
Contesting interpretations of "An Inconvenient Truth" that treat it as political jeremiad, autobiography, or science documentary, we contextualize the film within Joseph Campbell's monomyth and argue that its rhetorical efficacy arises in part because Al Gore's personal transformation animates the documentary footage with jeremiad advocacy. In…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Environmental Interpretation, Documentaries
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Ross, Derek G. – Written Communication, 2013
Common topics are words or phrases used to develop argument, and commonplaces aid memory or catalyze frames of understanding. When used in argumentation, each may help interested parties more effectively communicate valuable scientific and environment-related information. This article describes 12 modern topics of environmental rhetoric,…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Persuasive Discourse, Environment, Interviews
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Bisland, Beverly Milner; Ahmad, Iftikhar – Social Education, 2008
In the fall of 2007, the Nobel Committee awarded their Peace Prize to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (a scientific intergovernmental body set up by the World Meteorological Organization and by the United Nations Environment Program) and to former Vice-President Al Gore, Jr. The committee praised the United Nations panel for creating…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Climate, Consciousness Raising, Natural Resources
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Caulfield, Michael J. – Mathematics Teacher, 2012
What if Stephen Douglas instead of Abraham Lincoln had won the U.S. presidential election of 1860? What if John F. Kennedy had not carried some of the eight states he won by 2 percentage points or fewer in 1960? What if six hundred more people in Florida had voted for Al Gore in 2000? And what if, in that same year, the U.S. House of…
Descriptors: Political Campaigns, Elections, Mathematical Models, Mathematical Applications
Universities UK, 2008
We are in a time of unprecedented interest in the environment, especially climate change. What used to be purely an environmental issue has been pushed to the forefront of public and media interest by the release of the "Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change" and Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment)
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2012
A larger scale context for power teaching includes ideas from Duane Elgin, Lester Brown, Al Gore and many others. Collectively, they say the convergence of systems level global problems without national borders place before humankind a choice the species has never encountered in 195,000 years of life on "Spaceship Earth." In Elgin's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Small Colleges, Global Approach, Black Colleges
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Goodall, Catherine E.; Roberto, Anthony J. – Communication Teacher, 2008
"An Inconvenient Truth" is an Academy Award-winning documentary about global warming presented by Al Gore. This documentary is appropriate for a lesson on fear appeals and the extended parallel process model (EPPM). The EPPM is concerned with the effects of perceived threat and efficacy on behavior change. Perceived threat is composed of an…
Descriptors: Documentaries, Climate, Fear, Communication (Thought Transfer)
Walters, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2000
Compares the records of presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore on higher education issues and, specifically, those of interest to the Black community. Concludes that Al Gore's record makes him an overall better choice in the 2000 campaign. (DB)
Descriptors: Blacks, Decision Making, Futures (of Society), Government School Relationship
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Flinders, David J. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2009
Educational researchers and teacher educators are often concerned with immediate and practical questions. How can health teachers help youth avoid substance abuse? Should a high school biology teacher show Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," or is that film too political for a science classroom? What sports should be included in a physical…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Global Approach, Educational Researchers, Teacher Educators
Byrne, Richard; Monastersky, Richard – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
When the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize would be shared by Al Gore, the former U.S. vice president, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the award implicitly celebrated a third party--academic institutions. Much of the research on global warming has come from university scientists, and higher…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Climate, Change Agents, Environmental Education
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Jagodzinski, Jan – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2007
This essay attempts to affectively politicize the visual art educator to the global condition of water in the larger context of designer capitalism. The ethical concerns of "designer water" are raised within the broader agenda of ecosophy as inspired by Giles Deleuze and by the last great essay by Felix Guattari. The essay takes an aesthetic line…
Descriptors: Design, Art Education, Global Approach, Aesthetics
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Hess, Diana – Social Education, 2007
The ubiquity of documentary films in social studies courses, along with their potential to influence what students learn, clearly show that documentary films matter in social studies education. While the high rate of documentary film usage by social studies teachers indicates that they are amenable to bringing new films into their classrooms, they…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), Documentaries, Climate, Instructional Films
Halliday, Steven W. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This sequential explanatory mixed methods study tested the learning effectiveness of a codex book against a convergent media resource based on the same content. It also investigated whether users of the two formats reported any differences in their liking of the two formats, or in their tendency to be persuaded to the degree that they altered…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices
Goldstein, Evan R., Comp. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
According to Freeman Dyson, an emeritus professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study, the debate about global warming has become too narrow and opinions have become too entrenched. Relying on a computer model designed by the Yale University economist William D. Nordhaus, Dyson compared the effectiveness and economic feasibility of…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Foreign Policy, Public Policy, Global Approach
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Wu, D. W. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, 2006
The 2000 US presidential election between Al Gore and George W. Bush has been the most intriguing and controversial in American history. Using the Florida ballot data, Wu showed that the 2000 election result could have been reversed had the "butterfly ballot effect" been eliminated. Through a combinatorial approach, Harger concluded that…
Descriptors: United States History, Voting, Elections, Political Candidates
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