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135 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Career and Technical Education (CTE): STEM, Economics

This lesson introduces students to “green businesses” and “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)”. We break down the types of businesses and products to identify and categorize the service and ratings of how “green” they are. The lesson includes identifying potential greenwashing practices to attract consumers. Students are then encouraged to explore their neighborhood for local businesses and identify any green practices, and then collect and identify local green businesses, services, and products.

180 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Arts, Career and Technical Education (CTE): STEM, Environmental Education, Reading or Language Arts, Social Studies

According to the United Nations, the fashion industry produces 20 percent of global wastewater and 10 percent of global carbon emissions - more than all international flights and maritime shipping. Textile dyeing is the second largest polluter of water globally and it takes around 2,000 gallons of water to make a typical pair of jeans. Every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned. If nothing changes, by 2050 the fashion industry will use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget. Washing clothes also releases half a million tons of microfibers into the ocean every year. Through this lesson, students will learn about the production of clothes, conduct a self-inventory, and experiment with alternative dyes.

What social conditions lead to the formation of gangs and what functions do they serve?
60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
English, Foreign Languages, Reading or Language Arts

Students will watch a film, Barrio de Paz, about peace worker Nelsa Libertad Curbelo from Guayaquil, Ecuador and the city’s gang youth, who have left behind a life of crime to come together and provide services to their struggling community and explore themes of conflict resolution, youth empowerment, and the power of love versus violence.

60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Reading or Language Arts, Social Studies

Students will watch a film, Mr. Happy Man, about 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes, who devotes six hours each day to an endearing traffic ritual, and will identify what things in life aid in creating a positive attitude.

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?