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Students work in small groups to determine the main environmental concerns during given periods of history and then specifically analyze how carbon use has changed over time. Students then participate in a comparison activity to determine how countries differ in terms of amount of carbon emitted and vulnerability to climate-related risks.
|Catch It If You Can||Activity: Students mimic the spread of disease by exchanging liquids in test tubes and calculating the attack rate.||EM, Health|
|Catching Pollution||Activity: Students "catch" pollution (particulate matter) on prepared cards to see the environmental and health-related consequences of our transportation habits and then visualize how much carbon is being put into the atmosphere per driver each day.||COP|
|Changing Values||Activity: Students examine principles of growth that have traditionally been held in North America and determine whether they have changed in recent years.||EM, Economics|
|Chips of Trade||Activity: Acting as countries in a simulation game, students discuss how resources are inequitably distributed throughout the world and how this imbalance motivates trade.||P&P, TP, W7B, PP-Global-Family|
|Clearing the Air||Activity: Students find news articles about air pollution and create a class chart depicting the causes and effects of air pollution and possible solutions.||EM, Air Pollution|
|Code Blue: Endangered Oceans||Activity: Through an interactive story, students experience the pollution and overharvesting of the oceans over time and critically examine ways in which to protect and manage our oceans worldwide.||EM, Oceans, TP|
|Comparing Needs and Wants||Activity: Students identify items presented to them as needs or wants and create a collage of images.||COP|
|Connecting the Dots||300M|
|Creatures in Motion||Activity: Students participate in physical but noncompetitive games that illustrate the challenges that arise when working as a large group.||COP, TP|