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Reading into Action: Textbooks and Lessons to Engage Students with Global Sustainability
 

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Find readings for your global issues course. Provide context for environmental science students. Supplement your world geography textbook. “Reading into Action: Textbooks and Lessons to Engage ...

Find readings for your global issues course. Provide context for environmental science students. Supplement your world geography textbook. “Reading into Action: Textbooks and Lessons to Engage Students with Global Sustainability” introduces Facing the Future’s two textbooks, Global Issues and Sustainable Solutions and It’s All Connected and shares how they can be used alongside the teacher’s guide Engaging Students through Global Issues. Attendees will hear about how educators are employing these curriculum resources - from using them as supplementary materials in middle and high school science and social studies, as building blocks for curriculum units, to making them the basis for a complete course.

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    Reading into Action: Textbooks and Lessons to Engage Students with Global Sustainability Reading into Action: Textbooks and Lessons to Engage Students with Global Sustainability Presentation Transcript

    • Welcome!Reading into Action: Textbooks and Lessons to Engage Students with Global Sustainability  We will begin at 3:00 PM Pacific time  You can listen to the audio portion using the speakers on your computer or by calling the phone number given to you when you logged in to the web conference  For technical assistance, please call 1-800- 263-6317 Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Dave Wilton• Assistant Outreach Director• dave@facingthefuture.org• 206-264-1503 Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • How to Use GoToWebinarType questions in boxAnswered during (or after via email if more involved)Archived copy of webinar found on website’s Professional Development page Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • About Facing the Future Seattle-based nonprofit founded in 1995 Interdisciplinary global issues and sustainability curriculum for K-12 Over 1.5 million students reached annually All 50 U.S. states and over 120 countries Professional development www.facingthefuture.org and consulting Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Global SustainabilityCurriculum Resources Student Textbooks Teacher’s lesson plan book Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
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    • Sustainable Development is…“meeting the needs ofthe present withoutcomprising the abilityof future generationsto meet their needs”“Our Common Future,” UnitedNations Brundtland Report, 1987
    • Defining Sustainability Social Well-being SustainableFlourishing Communities StrongEnvironment Economy Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Engaging Students Through Global IssuesLesson Plan Book for Grades 5-12Each of the 40 activity-based lessons includes:Subject areas and key conceptsNational standards alignmentTiming and step-by-step instructionsMaterials needed and handoutsAssessment questionsOptions for extended learningTechnology, literacy, math and art connectionsAction project & service learning connectionsRecommended resources (films, books, websites) Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Engaging Students Through Global IssuesIssue Areas Covered INTRO TO GLOBAL ISSUES & RENEWABLE & NON-RENEWABLE SUSTAINABILITY RESOURCES INTERCONNECTIONS MEDIA LITERACY SUSTAINABILITY GLOBAL HEALTH SYSTEMS THINKING GOVERNANCE CARRYING CAPACITY & MICROCREDIT & POVERTY POPULATIONS GROWTH ALLEVIATION MIGRATION & REFUGEES POVERTY & EQUITY ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT WOMEN & DEVELOPMENT GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY INTERNATIONAL DEBT RELIEF WATER RESOURCES TAXES & BUDGETING CLIMATE CHANGE CONFLICT & MEDIATIONBIODIVERSITY & ECOSYSTEMS WORLDVIEW & CULTURE QUALITY OF LIFE TAKING ACTION Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • FTF Activity-Based Lesson: “Is It Sustainable?” Apple A Apple BPrice to consumer $1.00 $0.50Farmer’s profit $0.50 $0.25Miles traveled 10,000 200Pesticides used None SomeSoil health Good quality Poor qualityTaste Slightly sweet Slightly tart Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future Photo credit: flickr/procsilas
    • FTF Activity-Based Lesson: “Is It Sustainable?”Society1. Are individuals and communities involved in making fair and democratic decisions about the activity?2. Is it an equitable activity (i.e., does it offer more options or opportunities to some groups over others)?3. Does the activity contribute to people’s quality of life?4. Does it positively affect different cultures?Environment Economy1. Can the activity be done without 1. Does the activity have a positive damaging plants or animals? economic impact?2. Does it help or harm air, water, 2. Does it create meaningful and soil quality? and satisfying work for3. Does it use resources at a rate individuals? that allows the resource to be 3. Does it contribute to a renewed or regenerated? community’s economic4. Is the waste created by the development? activity recyclable? 4. Do all people receive5. Does the activity generate a equal economic limited amount of waste? benefits from the activity,6. Does this activity contribute to rather than some people the conservation of natural benefiting at the expense resources? of others?Sustainability1. Can the activity be done without causing damage in the 3 areas (economy, environment, and society)?2. Can this activity be done so that people in the future will have the same opportunities to do this activity as people today? Copyright © 2009, Facing the Future
    • Searchable Database ofState Education Standards Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • It’s All ConnectedStudent Textbook for Grades 9-12Essential QuestionsImportant Terms in Bold PrintStories from the WorldYouth in ActionSpecific Global IssuesPersonal and Structural SolutionsFeature IssuesCurriculum ConnectionsFTF Lesson Connections & Resources Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • It’s All Connected7 Units of StudyUnit 1 – Getting Started With Global IssuesUnit 2 – Population & Carrying Capacity: History, Trends, & PossibilitiesUnit 3 – Meeting Essential Human Needs: Food, Water, & EnergyUnit 4 – Environment: Keeping Our House in OrderUnit 5 – Quality of Life: Culture, Health, Education, & Human RightsUnit 6 – Building Sustainability: Governance, Development, & PeaceUnit 7 – Possible Futures & Sustainable Solutions Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Textbook Highlights:Stories from the World Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Textbook Highlights:Youth in Action Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Textbook Highlights:Featured Global Issues Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Textbook Highlights:Personal & Structural Solutions Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Textbook Highlights:Curriculum Connections Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Textbook Highlights:Activities & Information Copyright © 2011, Facing the Future
    • Classroom Example High School Global IssuesGlobal Issues/Sustainable Solutions: Started as 11-12th grade elective Moved to 9th grade required classUN Millennium Development Goals as centerpiece of courseStart big: What is poverty all about?Narrow down: How is poverty reflected in our community? Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Global Issues & Sustainable SolutionsStudent Textbook for Grades 6-81. Sustainability2. What’s Up with Population?3. Population throughout History4. How Many People Can Earth Support?5. Global Trends – Food, Water, & Income6. Environmental Sustainability7. What is the Good Life?8. The USA in the Sustainability Puzzle9. Sustainable Solutions – It’s Our Future! Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Textbook Highlights:Curriculum Connections Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Comparing Ecological FootprintsYouth from Around the Globe Jyoti Bati Warren(avg. Indian footprint: 1.9 acres) (avg. Kenyan footprint: 2.7 acres) (avg. U.S. footprint: 24.0 acres) Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Classroom ExampleMiddle School ScienceUses textbook over 4-5 monthsUnits on: Population Sustainability Ecological footprintBroaden existing curriculum with a global perspective Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Teacher’s Companion to Text:Reading Review & Assessments Assess students’ reading and comprehension Chapter-by-chapter comprehensive questions Short essay and writing prompts Teacher’s answer key Available for middle and high school textbooks FREE at www.facingthefuture.org Click on “Download Free Curriculum Resources” Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • www.facingthefuture.orgWebsite Resources Global Issues Tours Classroom Examples Service Learning Database Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • Staying Connected Visit www.facingthefuture.org Sign up for FTF e-newsletter Be a Peer Educator Provide feedback via survey Contact FTF: dave@facingthefuture.org Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • How to Get Your Free BookSurvey will appear after you exit webinarPlease provide your preferred shipping addressBooks will be mailed via US Postal Service Media MailAllow 4-6 weeks for delivery in U.S., more for international Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
    • “We must teach our students thatthey can be architects of the future, rather than its victims.” ~ Buckminster Fuller, Architect and Philosopher Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future