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SCN 494- Sustainability Science for Teachers  

This "sustainability for teachers" guide provides over 50 short videos and resources covering the main issues related to sustainability. These issues are: population, human needs, natural resources, water,recycling, equity, and much more. Enjoy it!
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Engaging Students Through Global Issues: Activity-Based Lessons and Action Projects - Facing the Future
This is an additional book (not required for class). This book is the companion lesson plans book for the "It's All Connected" book and some other facing the future books.

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SCN 494 - Sustainability Science for Teachers

Update: This course was taught by Dr. Lee Hartwell on Spring 2011 and will be offered again in about a year.

This course explores the approaching limitations to sustaining human health and well being on earth due to human exploitation of natural resources and how sustainable solutions can be  found through science, technology, and society acting at local and global levels.

  • Location: ASU Tempe campus EDB L1-23
  • Meeting Times: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:45am - 12:00pm
  • Features of this course include:

a) This course will be an effort to bring the big ideas of sustainability to pre-service teachers

b) The course format will include: mini lectures, reading assignments, in-class activities, small research projects, student presentations, peer feedback, computer exercises, analysis and execution of k-8 pre-made lessons, assessment.

c) Feedback for some of the presentations and written assignment will be based on the following questiong:  is it engaging? is it informative? is it correct? is it coherent?

d) K-8 Science standards (Arizona and national) will be a major focus to address the science experiences and content for this course. Sustainability

e) Students will engage in hands on exercise to study a system from a sustainability persperctive. The school as a system

See our syllabus here


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