I'm thinking about developing a new course for my 9th grade Science students.
After listening to Thomas Friedman lecture on his book Hot, Flat, and Crowded
, I've begun to imagine a course based on the Science, Economics, Sociology, and Politics of Climate Change. I envision my students investigating climate Science, then applying their understanding in sociological and economic case studies, and wrestling with political issues just as politicians and pundits thrash out the same issues in the media. Of course, I would want to include some global networking via Web 2.0 tools.
I have found one curriculum, Global Systems Science
(developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science) that seems to fulfill several of the components of the course I envision.
My question for you is: Do you know of any other potential resources that I might find useful -- curricula, grants, books, websites, teachers that are currently teaching a similar course, teachers that may be interested in co-developing a course, etc.?
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