- Conduct research and annotate sources:
Well-respected websites, journals, in the news (BBC, NYT, NPR, TOI—other sources with approval); Interviews and firsthand observations.
- Lead a class activity that is preferably interactive, inquiry-oriented, thought-provoking
- Create Presentation that is directed toward
Understanding the science—Leading a Discussion on the issues—Brainstorming Solutions—Presenting existing proposals for solutions
Topics (Global and Indian)
- *CO2–greenhouse effect–global warming–global climate change
- *Invasive species in India—loss of native habitat and biodiversity
- *Elements in an Ipad-Laptop-Cell phone–Rare earths and conflict minerals—environmental costs of technology
- *Air quality in Delhi
- *The Anthropocene and the 6th great extinction
- *Mining-industrial and economic development-and conservation of nature / habitat / biodiversity in India
- *Agriculture-pesticides-fertilizer-nutrition and health in India
- *The concept of ecosystem services—re-evaluating economic policy and theory in light of the environment—other ways to assess the value of the environment—international examples—Indian example
Period 1 Name Topic
- William 8
- Ishay 7
- Vir 6
- JiWon 2
- Syona 5
- Tereza 1
- Joe 3
- Ali 4
Period 3 Name Topic
- Amber 7
- Georgia 2
- Grace 1
- Kun-Hee 4
- Nicolas 6
- Marc 5
- Sreya 3
- Joao 8
Research: Always get full bibliographic information
- Date accessed
- Date published
- Title(s)–article, journal, book, etc.
- Author (qualifications)
- Context–purpose (including point of view)
- Main points
- Questions raised
- Your own response and reflection
Develop your understanding of the science and the issues.
- What are the critical concepts and questions? What are the significant details?
- What do you need to find out?
- How will you communicate with others to help them understand and to bring forth their own ideas?