Friday, February 13, 2009
Here's a curriculum resource that I recently stumbled across at Teaching for Change's webstore. It might help satisfy the need of those among our number who want to teach across subject areas and engage students in critical ecological and social justice inquiry.
Trash Conflicts is a curriculum resource that utilizes both science and social studies to "[promote] deeper understanding of the impact of waste production and disposal. It goes beyond awareness and increasing students' appreciation of natural resources [by] initiating critical thinking, decision making, responsibility, and empowerment. The curriculum starts where children are and moves them through a careful analysis of a complex series of interrelated issues, which include technology, economics, power, race, and class" (from Educators for Social Responsibility webstore, at http://www.esrnational.org/).
Posted by Zachary Bullock at 8:51 AM