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What can the wolf teach us about ourselves?
60 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Arts, Reading or Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Wolves have been widely misunderstood throughout time, causing a rapid decline in their population. In recent years, due to legal protection, the population of wolves has increased, but many species of wolves remain endangered. This lesson explores images of wolves from a nature photographer’s point of view and examines the wolf’s role in the larger ecosystem.

How is climate change impacting coastal communities?
60 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Environmental Education, Geography, Social Studies

Development and other human activities often have unintended consequences that affect ecosystems and the people who live in or rely on them. These consequences can be exacerbated by climate change. In this lesson, students examine an article about a tiny island community off the Louisiana coast and discuss how it is being affected by the changing ecosystem.

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.