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Spring Term – Global Warming & Environmental Devastation

Week 1

• Course Introduction

• Brainstorming and Discussion on Global Warming

Week 2

• Earth Day Quizzes (not for credit)

• Obtain: Global Warming Vocabulary (via website)

Week 3

• Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth – Part I (through 34:35)

• Obtain: An Inconvenient Truth Transcript (via website)

• Handout: An Inconvenient Truth Worksheet – Part I (via website)

Week 4

• Global Warming Vocabulary Quiz

• Review and Discussion: An Inconvenient Truth Worksheet – Part I

• Documentary Viewing: An Inconvenient Truth – Part II (through 1:01:11)

• Handout: An Inconvenient Truth Worksheet – Part II (via website)

Week 5

• Review and Discussion: An Inconvenient Truth Worksheet – Part II

• Documentary Viewing: An Inconvenient Truth – Part III (through End)

• Handout: An Inconvenient Truth Worksheet – Part III (via website)

Week 6

• Review and Discussion: An Inconvenient Truth Worksheet – Part III

• Explanation of upcoming Oral Test on An Inconvenient Truth

• Group Assignment: Clean Ideas Activity Preparation

Week 7

• In-class Activity: Clean Ideas Activity Presentations

• Review for Oral Evaluation

Week 8

• An Inconvenient Truth Oral Evaluation

Week 9

• Documentary Viewing: HOME – Part I (to 39:35)

• Obtain: HOME transcript (via website)

• Handout: HOME Worksheet – Part I (via website)

Week 10

• Review and Discussion: HOME Worksheet – Part I

• Documentary Viewing: HOME – Part II (through 1:13:56)

• HOME Worksheet – Part II (via website)

• Explanation of upcoming Written Evaluation

Week 11

• Review and Discussion: HOME Worksheet – Part II

• Documentary viewing: HOME – Part III (through End)

• Handout: HOME Worksheet – Part III (via website)

• Final Presentations Assignment – Group Formation/Topic Selection

Week 12

• Review and Discussion: HOME Worksheet – Part III

• Group Activity: In-class preparation for Final Presentations

Week 13

• Written Evaluation: An Inconvenient Truth and HOME

• Group Activity: In-class preparation for Final Presentations

Week 14

• Final Presentations; Class Q & A

Week 15

• Final Presentations; Class Q & A

 

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Fall Term – Nuclear Proliferation and Nuclear Energy

Week 1

• Fall Term Introduction

• Nuclear Threat Awareness Quiz

• Handout: Nuclear Scavenger Hunt

Week 2

• Review of Nuclear Scavenger Hunt vocabulary and terms

Week 3

• Nuclear Terminology Quiz

• Documentary Viewing: Atomic Cafe – Part I (to :27)

• Obtain: Atomic Cafe Transcript (via website)

• Handout: Atomic Cafe Worksheet – Part I (via website)

Week 4

• Review and Discussion: Atomic Cafe Worksheet – Part I

• Documentary: Atomic Cafe – Part II (to 1:01:20)

• Handout: Atomic Cafe Worksheet – Part II (via website)

Week 5

• Review and Discussion: Atomic Cafe Worksheet – Part II

• Documentary: Atomic Cafe – Part III (to End)

• Handout: Atomic Cafe Worksheet – Part III (via website)

Week 6

• Review and Discussion: Atomic Cafe Worksheet– Part III

• Atomic Café – Questions for Review (Preparation for presentations)

Week 7

• Atomic Café – Questions for Review (Small group presentations)

Week 8

• Atomic Cafe Test

Week 9

• Nuclear Power Warm-up Quizzes

• Documentary Viewing: Frontline – Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown – Part I (to :30)

• Obtain: Frontline – Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown transcript (via website)

• Handout: Frontline – Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Worksheet – Part I (via website)

Week 10

• Review and Discussion: Frontline – Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Worksheet – Part I

• Documentary Viewing: Frontline – Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown – Part II (to End)

• Handout: Frontline – Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Worksheet – Part II (via website)

Week 11

• Review and Discussion: Frontline – Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Worksheet – Part II

• Assignment: Final Presentation – Group Formation/Topic Selection

• Handout: Nuclear Power – Questions for Discussion

Week 12

• Nuclear Power – Questions for Discussion

Week 13

• Frontline – Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Quiz

• Group Activity: Preparation for Final Presentations

Week 14

• Final Presentations: Class Q & A

Week 15

• Final Presentations: Class Q & A

 

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