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Advanced Energy Policy
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Energy policy is typically evolutionary as opposed to revolutionary. We can look to historical policies to understand how we've inherited the policies governing our energy use today. But looking backward only tells us part of the story. In the face of climate change, we need to look ahead and instead envision a more revolutionary change to our energy systems and the policies that govern them. This class takes you on that journey to energy policies past, present, and future. We look at the political realities of addressing climate change at various scales of governance and work together to craft our own ideal scenarios of what a responsible energy future will be.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Environmental Studies
English Language Arts
U.S. History
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http
Penn State University
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// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Date Added:
08/10/2020
BrainVenture Earth Day
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Young citizens learn about human impact on Earth's resources through engaging video, books and simulations. And also discover ways to be kind to the Earth on Earth Day 2020.
BrainVentures are engaging & interactive, digital, enrichment activities meant to supplement your standard aligned curriculum. They can be used as indepent or collaborative practice as well as remotely or on campus.

Subject:
Environmental Studies
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Module
Author:
CDC
Date Added:
07/01/2020
Energy Policy
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Energy policy sits at the crossroads of science and policy. And now, energy and climate policy are inextricably linked; the policies we choose have very real consequences for our climate. This intersection of science and policy is chaotic and bustles with activity motivated by various competing (and conflicting) interests and factors. We must understand the motivations driving them and bridge the divides between our reliance on fossil fuels and our need to transition to less carbon-intensive and renewable alternatives. While the science and math behind these problems is often fairly straightforward, the politics and behavioral changes are not. Come stand at this busy intersection with us as we navigate toward progressive climate policy alternatives at all scales of governance!

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
Environmental Studies
Composition and Rhetoric
History
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http
Penn State University
Provider Set:
// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Date Added:
08/10/2020
Environmental Preservation in the Progressive Era
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This collection uses primary sources to environmental preservation in the Progressive Era. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
Environmental Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Provider Set:
Primary Source Sets
Author:
Ella Howard
Date Added:
04/11/2016
Human Dimensions of Global Warming
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GEOG 438W is a writing-intensive course that concentrates on the human-environment interactions involved in contemporary and future global warming. The course comprises two broad topical areas: global warming impacts, which takes place in the first half of the course, and global warming mitigation and policy, which encompasses the second half of the course. Each week highlights a theme, such as the impacts of climate change on human health or greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, that weaves through the course lecture, reading assignment, class discussion, and writing activity.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
Public Relations
Environmental Studies
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
History
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http
Penn State University
Provider Set:
// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Brent Yarnal
Date Added:
08/10/2020
Let's take better care of the Earth
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Description: When learning the theme of «environment and sustainability", students must design an educational game, using software that best responds to the question that aim to address and the goals they have set to the game. AIMS1. Develop students’ environmental consciousness.2. Motivate students to an active environmental protection and sustainability, by creating educational games.3. Develop creativity and critical thinking. OUTCOMES Knowledge: To know and knowing how to use software for educational games. Comprehension: To know how important games could be in citizenship. Affective learning outcomes: Recognize the importance of cooperation and collaboration (teamwork) as main skills to raise creativity and self-esteem.

Subject:
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Monique Guest
Date Added:
06/18/2019
Middle School Ecosystem Dynamics & Interactions Unit - Phenomena Found in Agriculture
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What do Prairie Chickens Need in Order to Survive Today's Prairie?

This middle school unit covering ecosystems, animal behavior and symbiosis was developed through the Storyline approach. Middle school students will be figuring out why prairie chickens have a very unique dance and understand the role cows play to help ensure the dance takes place. Using this approach, students engage in science concepts to help ensure the survival of the prairie chicken.

Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Agriculture
Environmental Studies
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Date Added:
10/04/2020