October 2014 -
Dan LeGage, Deering High School
Age/Grade Level: Grade 9
Subject Area: Earth Science
Time Frame: 3-5 weeks
Global issues are present in all areas of our lives as citizens of the world. Issues such as infectious disease, resource conservation, access to clean water, and population growth are interconnected and affect our economies, our environment, our capabilities as humans, and our processes for making decisions regarding cooperation at the global level. As a resource to teachers and students, we've outlined these four issues into "Overviews" that include an introduction, enduring understandings, and essential questions. These overviews can serve as instructional outlines to help you and your students investigate these issues.
Performance Assessments can be used with elementary, middle, and secondary students - Students communicate their understanding of issues of global significance through various ways including: Infographics, Position Papers, Public Speaking or Event Planning.