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Monday, March 20 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Educating Students for a Sustainable World: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Since today's middle schoolers were born, there are a billion more people on the planet, and significantly more public concern about the health of our global environment. Interesting curricula that addresses these issues and provides opportunities for analysis and problem-solving can engage and empower students. Sustainability education cuts across several disciplines, providing for integrative curriculum that builds critical thinking and process skills in social studies, science and math. Through hands-on methods (simulation games, visual representations and concept mapping), participants can learn to build students' awareness of human geography concepts – population trends, resource use, and more. They can then extend that knowledge to conceptualizing a future that emphasizes sustainable practices in an interconnected world. Skill-building that cuts across the curriculum – critical thinking, problem solving, articulating ideas and using new technology for research and modeling – will be addressed in the presented activities. All participants will receive electronic lesson plans with activity matches to state and national standards.

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Monday March 20, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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