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How is noise pollution negatively impacting the human and natural world?
60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
English, Environmental Education, Geography, History, Social Studies

Increasing noise pollution and the loss of silence in our modern world significantly impacts people as well as the environment. Learning how to listen may be one solution.

Students will watch a VR/360 film, Sanctuaries of Silence, about acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton as he takes them on an immersive journey into the Hoh Rain Forest in Washington State, one of the quietest places in North America. Students will explore themes of listening, human connection to the environment, and the effects of modernization.

60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Foreign Languages, Geography, Music

Students will watch a film, Soleá, about Spanish flamenco guitarist Juan Ramírez and explore the themes of creative expression and dedication and commitment.

What are the various elements that comprise the art of flamenco and how do they work together?
What are some of the consequences due to the loss of traditional culture for the Yup’ik Native community?
60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
English, Geography, History

Young Native Alaskans in rural villages face unique challenges due to physical isolation and the loss of traditional cultural support. Unifying projects or activities—such as basketball— can provide a lifeline for youth and communities

Students will watch a film, “I Am Yup’ik” about a 16-year-old named Byron Nicholai, a basketball player who lives in a tiny village in western Alaska and explore themes of identity, resilience, and youth empowerment.

120 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

This lesson uses an online building performance data platform to explore ways to measure, understand, and improve human experience in schools. This lesson focuses on indoor air quality and the impacts air quality can have on occupant health. Students will explore the ways indoor air quality is measured, how it relates to sustainability, and the differences in indoor air quality data between a green school and an average school.

How can managing salmon support healthy forests?
60 minutes
5

9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

This lesson uses an online building performance data platform to explore how schools use water, the relationship between water use and greenhouse gas emissions, and the differences in water use between an average school and a high-performance green school.

60 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

This lesson uses an online building performance data platform to explore how schools create waste, the relationship between waste generation and greenhouse gas emissions, and the differences in waste management between an average school and a high-performance green school.