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What are some of the effects of melting glaciers on global climate stability?
60 minutes
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7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Reading or Language Arts, Science

Icebergs play a vital role in global climate stability. In the last 20 years, icebergs have melted at unprecedented rates, changing marine dynamics, the balance of sea levels, and weather patterns. Students analyze images of icebergs from the polar regions through a nature photographer’s unique point of view and explore the themes of bearing witness and climate change.

What are the consequences of global consumerism?
120 minutes
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7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Economics, Environmental Education, History, Social Studies

Increased global consumerism has vast environmental, economic, and social repercussions. Thought leaders across the globe investigate the unsustainable cultural values at the root of modern consumption. In this lesson, students watch a film about the environmental, economic, and social impacts of global consumerism and examine the effects on the global economy.

What are the challenges refugees face in the resettlement process?
60 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
English, Geography, History, Reading or Language Arts

Millions of Syrian refugees are leaving their war-torn home in search of safety and opportunity in other countries. Those who have suffered the challenges of starting anew can have a powerful impact helping others resettle. In this lesson, students watch a film about a young Syrian refugee and discuss the themes of cultural displacement, human rights, and resilience.

How does energy, waste, water, transportation, and occupant satisfaction relate to sustainability?
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 how schools use energy, the relationship between energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and the differences between an average school and a high-performance green school.

135 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Civics and Government, Geography, Reading or Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Writing

Through this lesson, students will determine if the use of composting is a viable way to offset waste; They will conduct a comparative study and research other countries’ efforts to minimize waste and maximize recycling.

How do our everyday actions impact the waste management process?