Frontline: A Class Divided (45 minute video about educator Jane Elliot)
Fast Times at West Philly High (36 minutes)
The Druk White Lotus School (Ladakh, India) (25 minute film)
Is School Enough? (55 minute film)



education in comedy news
(with links to lots of clips)

Frontline, Poor Kids (54 minute video)

Frontline, Middle School Moment (13 minute video)

Frontline, Merchants of Cool (53 minute video)

Frontline, Generation Like (video, out February 18)

Schuler, Douglas (2015) "How Civic Intelligence Can Teach What it Means to be a Citizen."
film on greenwashing

The Meatrix
"Join Leo, the young pig who wonders if he is "the one", Chickity, the feathered family farm defender, and Moopheus, the trench-coat-clad cow with a passion for green pastures as they expose the problems with factory farming while making the world safe for sustainable family farms."
http://www.themeatrix.com/

The Druk White Lotus School (Ladakh, India) (25 minute film)

Is School Enough? (55 minute film)




UNESCO on sustainability education, 2010. Looks quite good.
http://www.unesco.org/education/tlsf/mods/theme_a/popups/mod01t05s01.html
Cuts off half way?
12 minute video about the need to change our educational paradigm. Watch for content and mode of delivery. E/Affective? For whom?
http://www.thersa.org/events/rsaanimate/animate/rsa-animate-changing-paradigms


https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map

Grizzly bears and anti-Title IX?

Scary Man (3 minutes, scary and funny, excellent)

The Meatrix
"Join Leo, the young pig who wonders if he is "the one", Chickity, the feathered family farm defender, and Moopheus, the trench-coat-clad cow with a passion for green pastures as they expose the problems with factory farming while making the world safe for sustainable family farms."
http://www.themeatrix.com/

Air Pollution Math

EcoEd Air Pollution Jeopardy

Study guide for //Toxic Sludge is Good for You//.

nice interface for curriculum ideas --
https://ecokids.ca/get-outside#0

short on man's destructiveness (both really good)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmhiglxga-4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPtKOrwf1h0
Scary Man (3 minutes, scary and funny, excellent)

Changing Educational Paradigms (11 minutes)


Toyota Prius LCA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVa4GBze3tU

Frontline: A Class Divided (45 minute video about educator Jane Elliot)

Fast Times at West Philly High (36 minutes)


10% Curriculum Review MemosYou will write four memos that evaluate environmental curriculum modules now in circulation, evaluating what they accomplish (with specific reference to the evolving literacies goals of EcoEd), commenting on how they could be improved. You can review curriculum modules available at sites like this: http://www.whatsonyourplateproject.org/. PBS, National Geographic, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, and many museums also post k-12 environmental teaching materials. Your review should address these (and possibly additional) questions:
  • What organization developed the curriculum module you are evaluating?
  • What is the overall mission of the organization?
  • What is the educational mission and philosophy of the organization?
  • What does the curriculum module aim to teach? In other words: what are the learning outcomes supposed to be?
  • Is the curriculum appropriately designed to produce the intended learning outcomes?
  • Does this curriculum teach the kind of literacies advocated by EcoEd?
  • What could be layered into this curriculum so that it addresses more of the learning outcomes advocated by EcoEd?

on lives of teaching (in audit culture)
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/11/when-finnish-teachers-work-in-americas-public-schools/508685/

*
education in comedy news
(with links to lots of clips)


COLED: Teaching Ethnography

http://2016election.procon.org/2016-election-quiz.php

go fix it stories --
http://www.worstpolluted.org/success-stories-2010-blacksmith-pollution-clean-up-instustrial-waste-clean-up.html
http://www.worstpolluted.org/projects_reports/display/66


channeling projects

Gender in Culture

Health in Culture

Race in Culture

Social Movements in Culture

Teaching Methods


Reading for students
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Celebrating-the-Power-of-Environmental-Feminists-20160308-0002.html (note reference to black woman activist in the South Bronx).
http://www.who.int/countryfocus/cooperation_strategy/ccsbrief_khm_en.pdf?ua=1

As engineers, we must consider the ethical implications of our work.

4. UNICEF. Country report on Myanmar. UNICEF. [Last accessed on 2013 Jun 8]. Available from:http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/myanmar_statistics.html .

EcoEd: Putting Schools in Their Place**



Health in Context

on Brecht


Help to fight the battle for Earth in US schools

Scientists everywhere must champion a set of US education standards that promote Earth sciences, argues Nicole D. LaDue

good on what EcoEd is after --
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/how-kids-really-succeed/480744/?utm_source=nl-atlantic-magazine-051716
writing in science education
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/3522

on drinking water -- good for Putting Schools in thier Place
http://www.npr.org/2016/04/14/473806134/how-do-we-get-our-drinking-water-in-the-u-s
organizations/ careers -- new chief scientist at the Nature Conservancy
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/mathematical-ecologist-be-new-chief-scientist-nature-conservancy?utm_campaign=news_daily_2016-04-11&et_rid=17049157&et_cid=409212

college education (including admissions)

on story structures
https://medium.com/@demianfarnworth/i-ran-the-movie-apocalypse-now-through-joseph-campbells-monomyth-theory-6ff3f33cf5d2#.88ggrb6by
http://cinemadiscourse.com/looking-back-at-apocalypse-now/

Campbell's story structure.png


Critical Data Mapping

spring 2016 essay questions

the power of grad teaching
EcoEd Programs
Topics Archive

Journal of Environmental Educatation
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/vjee20/47/2





Nice model: Frack University
http://www.fracku.org/2012/10/congratulations-youre-accepted-energy.html

Frontline: Generation Like


spring 2016 schedule

EcoEd Research Program 2016: Cities


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Tryb0oX0Y
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/detroit-teachers-sue-district-over-shoddy-school-conditions/


read/watch

12 minute video about the need to change our educational paradigm. Watch for content and mode of delivery. E/Affective? For whom?
http://www.thersa.org/events/rsaanimate/animate/rsa-animate-changing-paradigms

25 minute film for kids about Renewable Energy, with teacher's guide and links to other resources for teaching solar. E/Affective? For whom? To what extent do these curricular materials get atEcoEd's literacy goals?
http://www.globalsolarportal.org/index.php/film-unlimited-renewable-energy-in-the-21st-century


Very short article on teaching kids design/systems thinking. Please read this then google around to find other things that discuss how/why to teach kids about systems.
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1663416/teaching-kids-design-thinking-so-they-can-solve-the-worlds-biggest-problems

Starting at this EPA page, also google around to see what you can find on creative teaching about air quality to elementary students (with our 40 first graders in mind).
http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=learning.forteachers


week 2, Tuesday, January 28
From Research to Teaching

write
memo 1

read/watch
SRI Consulting. 2006. "The American Environmental Values Survey: American Views on the Environment in an Era of Polarization and Conflicting Priorities."

Wiggins, Grant & Jay McTighe. 2005. "What is Backward Design?" Understanding by Design.

Galston, William. 2001. "Political Knowledge, Political Engagement and Civic Education." Annual Review of Political Science. 2001. 4:217–34.





6000
Pelissier, Catherine. 1991. "The Anthropology of Teaching and Learning," Annual Review of Anthropology. 20:75-95.

Collins, James. 2009. "Social Reproduction in Classrooms and Schools." Annual Review of Anthropology. 38:33–48.


week 3, Tuesday February 4
Values in/of (Eco) Education

write
memo 2

read/watch
In reading and watching this week, please think about why environmental education is valuable, about the values that should motivate and be built into environmental education (noting the differences between Orr and Ridley/Low on this), and about the ways values education should (or not) be threaded through public education (remembering the long-running debate in the United States on the place of religion in public schools; noting also the increasing presence of commercial interests in public education (see x and y). Consider whether chemical and other “science-based” corporations should produce and share public school curriculum. Is this a form of corporate social responsibility, or an instance of conflicts of interests? Also consider what Jane Elliot’s pedagogical intervention into racial bias suggests for environmental education (which also calls for cultural transformation in students). And consider how education that aims to transform students relates to but differs from education that aims to empower students.

Finally, consider the place of public education in the values of Americans. If we were to run a study of “American Values and Public Education” along the lines of the survey we read last week on Americans’’ environmental values, what questions would we ask? Do you think American public education values have changed over the last few decades (keep this question in mind for next week, when we’ll focus on the history of public education in the United States). For those who have read Foucault, think about the “self” (or selves) that are cared for in the contemporary United States, and where public goods – including public education -- are in the discursive field. Can we see connections or similarities in the way “Americans” value and care for “the environment,” public health, and public education?

Frontline: A Class Divided (45 minute video about educator Jane Elliot)

Lakoff, George. 2010. "Why It Matters How We Frame the Environment," Environmental Communication, March.

Brown, Paige. 2012. "Got Frames? Why How We Frame the Environment Matters." SciLogs. March 25.

Orr, David. 2006. "Framing Sustainability," Conservation Biology, April.



Ridley, Matt & Bobbi Low. 1993. "Can Selfishness Save the Environment?" The Atlantic Monthly. September.

American Chemistry Council’s Hands on Plastics™ (HOP™)

American Chemistry Council’s Chlorine Science Center.

6000
de la Torre III, Pedro. 2013a. “Latour’s Monsters: Postenvironmentalism and the Politics of Nature,” Essay for RPI STS PhD Seminar, Environment and Social Theory (taught by Professor Steve Breyman). May 10.

week 4, Tuesday February 11
Public Education In History

class: Ira Share, 1st grade teacher
mid-term questions posted

watch/read
School: The Story of American Public Education (4 hour film)

Kevin Arnold, “Review of School, The Story of American Public Education,” Kravis Leadership Institute, Leadership Review, Spring 2004

Miner, Barbara. 2013. “The Meaning of Choice,” Guernica. Feburary 8.

Karp, Stan. 2014. "Problems with the Common Core." Re-thinking Schools. 28/2. p10-17.

Ferguson, Daniel. 2014. "Martin Luther King Jr. and the Common Core: A Critical Reading of 'Close Reading." Re-thinking Schools.

6000
Collins, Patricia Hill. 2009. Another Kind of Public Education: Race, Schools, the Media and Democratic Possibilities. Beacon Press.


week 5 , Tuesday February 18
(no class/Monday schedule, Tuesday 4-8pm + Wednesday 9:30-5:30 BP Disaster Workshop)
Toxic Sludge is Good for You

Our challenge this week is to think about how curriculum and our educational system overall can prepare students to think and act well in a world saturated with media, commercial interests and what could be called cynical professionalism (see the public relations and advertising professionals portrayed in Toxic Sludge is Good For You for examples of the latter). Consider how schooling can prepare students to make sense of greenwashing, the kinds of corporate pressure evident in the story of Tyrone Hayes, and the subtle (and not so subtle) commercial bias in educational materials about hydrofacking (see Project Look Sharp’s materials for teaching about hydrofracking and media credibility).

watch/read
Toxic Sludge is Good for You (45 minute film)

Study guide for //Toxic Sludge is Good for You//.

Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaires (read comments, too).

Leaked Docs Reveal How Top Think Tank Turns Oil Money Into Climate Denial.

Aviv, Rachel. 2014. "A Valuable Reputation: After Tyrone Hayes said that a chemical was harmful, its maker pursed him," The New Yorker. February.


Darling, Eliza. 2001. "The Lorax Redox: Profit Biggering and Some Selective Silences in American Environmentalism." Culture and Ecology.

Stop Greenwashing.org

Introduction to Media Literacy

Project Look Sharp's Media Literacy Handouts

Project Look Sharp's Curriculum on "Media Constructions of Sustainability,"Chemicals in the Environment" and "Hydrofracking, Media and Credibility"





week 6, Tuesday February 25
(Thursday class: EERP #1; Saturday: STANYS workshop)
Kids in Context

write
memo 3, annotation 1

read/watch
Frontline, Poor Kids (54 minute video)

Frontline, Middle School Moment (13 minute video)

Frontline, Merchants of Cool (53 minute video)

Frontline, Generation Like (video, out February 18)

Frontline Map, Where is Childhood Poverty Getting Worse

Frontline, The Test Score Gap

Steele, Claude. “The Stereotype Threat.” Frontline interview.

Reed, Betsy. 2014. “How Universal Pre-K Could Redistribute Wealth Right Now.” February

Mixed News in EPA report on Toxins and Children

Carroll, Linda 2014. Mold, Mice and Zip Codes: Inside the Childhood Asthma Epidemic. MSN. January 3.


week 7, Tuesday March 4
(Sunday 2-4pm: Sust Ed Network Meeting; Sunday 4-6: Sust Film; Tuesday 9:15-12:15: Tamarac #2; Thursday class: EERP #2)
Modes of Environmental Ed

write
midterm essay, annotation 2

read/watch
The Druk White Lotus School (Ladakh, India) (25 minute film)

Is School Enough? (55 minute film)

Fast Times at West Philly High (36 minutes)

What is Project Based Learning? (1p w links)

Kaid Benfield’s Blog. No Child Left Outside.

National Environmental Education & Training Foundation. 2000. Environment-based Education. Creating High Performance Schools and Students.

National Association for the Advancement of Environmental Education

Excellence in Environmental Education - Guidelines for Learning (K-12) (revised 2010)
http://eelinked.naaee.net/n/guidelines/posts/Executive-Summary-and-Self-Assessment-Tool

6000
Education for a Sustainable Future (53min)

week 8, Tuesday March 9
(RPI spring break; Thursday class: EERP #3)


week 9, Tuesday March 18
(Wednesday 9:15-12:15: Tamarac #3; Thursday class: EERP #4)
Pedagogies of/for the Oppressed

write
annotation 3

read/watch
Friere, Paulo. 2006. (30th Anniversary Edition).

6000
Bowers, Chet A., ed. Re-thinking Freire: Globalization and the environmental crisis. 2004.






great article about lawyer that went after Dupont
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/magazine/the-lawyer-who-became-duponts-worst-nightmare.html?_r=0

debatable: Should EPA regulate carbon emissions from coal plants? (Harvard constitutional lawyer -- apparently paid by Peabody -- argues it unconstitutional).
http://grist.org/climate-energy/constitutional-scholar-laurence-tribe-sells-his-soul-to-big-coal-makes-terrible-arguments/


multiple essay questions

      • Pedagogy in Action / Role Play Scenarios
http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/roleplaying/scenario.html

run this as a workshop! (life cycle analysis)
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/sustainable-products-environmental-responsibility.shtml


Looks like very good, comprehensive sustainability education curriculum for k-12, across subjects, offered by
Western Washington State University,
https://www.facingthefuture.org/AboutUs/AboutUs/tabid/98/Default.aspx#.VmMlpnvj_H1

The Druk White Lotus School (Ladakh, India) (25 minute film)

Is School Enough? (55 minute film)
Sociological Cinema: Addressing 'Problem Behaviour' in Early Years
(great for journal entry)


Sociological Cinema: The Wire and Educational Inequality
(great for journal entry)

Against the backdrop of climate talks in Paris, a powerful documentary film, RACING EXTINCTION, will be featured this Tuesday, December 2, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8 P.M. central, on the Discovery Channel. The film is a Hollywood tangle of science and James Bond, but often evocative and likely to be highly effective with many students and with more than a few ES faculty members. A product of Louie Psihoyos, the academy-award winning director of “The Cove,” RACING EXTINCTION has some superb footage and a strong message. I’m inviting any would-be film critics out


Sociological analysis of ideological frameworks that shape how people think about the "American Dream" and economic inequality in the US (starting with examples from education).
"Sociologists note that everyone has overarching frameworks for making sense of the world. These frameworks, called ideologies, are sets of ideas and beliefs that shape how we interpret reality. Ideologies are always related to power, with dominant ideologies reinforcing existing power relations. The American Dream is a particularly dominant ideology that reinforces class relations by perpetuating the belief that anyone who works hard can be economically successful (despite the overwhelming evidence of how class inequality shapes economic outcomes)." From this excellent analysis of video clips to show what how ideological frameworks work in practice.


games about disaster (look really good)
https://gamesined.wikispaces.com/Global+Issues

good list
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/07/19/the-best-sites-to-introduce-environmental-issues-into-the-classroom/

online environmental games
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-environmental-games-teach-kids-earth-ecology-conservation/

National Library of Medicine archive of environmental health games (air pollution games look really good):
http://kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov/generic/2/games

In planning for the game on Thursday, take a look at this game about corporations and fracking being made by an STS researcher at UC-Davis. Look particularly at the "game narratives" and "class game ideas" on the right. You'll need something like these for Thursday.
http://frackthegame.com

Probably after your game, it would good to show your students some examples so that they better understand that what you have tried to show them is a general phenomena -- i.e. it (the tragedy of the commons) happens recurrently around many issues. See, for example:

Tragedy of the Commons on South Park
http://www.criticalcommons.org/Members/economicstube/clips/pee_in_pool.wmv/view

Study.com on the Tragedy of the Commons (for AP Env Science, I think -- looks like there are lots of nice concepts)
http://study.com/academy/lesson/tragedy-of-the-commons-theory-definition-examples.html

Kim



Water Treatment

Build Your Own Aquifer (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ) - Interactive web activity to learn what aquifers are, how they work, their importance, and how to build one.
Water Treatment (Mindfuel ) - Game about water purification.

180 Days: A Year Inside An American Public School (DC Met) (2 hours)
180 Days: Hartsville ( hour)
180 Days: A Challenge (interactive game)
Tweets about 180 Days

Dropout Nation: Sharpstown, Houston (115 minutes)

Toxic Sludge is Good for You (45 minute film)

Study guide for //Toxic Sludge is Good for You//.
nice interface for curriculum ideas --
https://ecokids.ca/get-outside#0

Safecast video by the guardian
http://blog.safecast.org/news/

Living on One Dollar a Day (by college kids) (in Guatamala)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmQujWTMuC8

seems really beautifully done -- 20 minutes on kids living in Cambodian garbage dump, who get out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6-dqhnmJzY

children living in a Guatamala garbage dump
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6SPy9qV1M4

Study guide for //Toxic Sludge is Good for You//.
nice interface for curriculum ideas --
https://ecokids.ca/get-outside#0
short on man's destructiveness (both really good)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmhiglxga-4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPtKOrwf1h0

Yes Men Survivo Ball
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Yes+Men+survivaball
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/151343847d37bae1?projector=1


Monday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=timfvNgr_Q4

Enrolling for Agenda 2030 (3 minutes)

Nature Deficit Disorder
https://vimeo.com/121420228

Petropolis (on Canada's tar sands, 15 minute version for Neil Young tour)

Thursday


Study guide for //Toxic Sludge is Good for You//.
nice interface for curriculum ideas --
https://ecokids.ca/get-outside#0
short on man's destructiveness (both really good)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmhiglxga-4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPtKOrwf1h0
Scary Man (3 minutes, scary and funny, excellent)

Changing Educational Paradigms (11 minutes)

Houston: Schooled in Pollution (5 minutes)


Bryan Perras: Manchester (4 minutes)


Direct Action to Protect Manchester from Valero
(2 minutes)

Houston Refinery Tour (5 minutes)

Love Canal (11 minutes)



Kids and KFC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIQUcDt1dhE


topics
energy tech and politics

greenwashing



Drexel Disaster workshop

IAEA lecture notes

updated E&P
Vienna disaster course
PECE tests
fall 2015

Fall 2014 Research

BIBLIOGRAPHY

FILMS

DEBATES


great little lecture on the greenhouse effect
https://spark.ucar.edu/greenhouse-effect-movie-scott-denning


question power
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6p9QXCb1eY&feature=youtu.be

subtly, on greenwashing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YBtspm8j8M



local food systems 201
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfiCL-YHSyY

good soils curriculum
http://utah.agclassroom.org/files/uploads/estore/unit_dirt.pdf


ms research questions 2012
middle school portfolios 2012
middle school help desk 2012


other resources
regional contacts
reading
module reviews
new modules
integrative questions
SustEd help desk
SustEd 2012 portfolios
New Modules 2012 - List
reading
undergraduates
secondary education
3rd-5th
general resources

eco-ed work group
templates
topics
films
debates
concepts
figures
organizations
go fix it!
essay questions
research skills
grants
notes

RPI STS

RPI SUST Task Force


2015 syllabus

2015 schedule

2015 mid-term

2015 final exam

2015 spring portfolios





2014 4000 portfolios

2014 6000 portfolios

2014 curriculum reviews

2014 new modules

2014 programs

2014 mentee work



2014 syllabus

2014 homework schedule

2014 program schedule

2014 course materials

fall 2015 portfolios


fall 2015 syllabus
fall 2015 journaling
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