TG Ecosystem Change

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } _____________________________________________ Objectives [] Planning [] Assessment [] Resources Guides for each Chapter: 1 – 2 – 3– 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 Teaching Objectives Ecosystem Change addresses the topic of the natural interaction of organisms in their environment and the affect human […]

Teacher Guide for GSS

{ To GSS Books } TEACHER GUIDE CONTENTS Introduction 1. Map of the GSS Course 4. How Can I Customize GSS for My Students? 7. How is GSS Related to Science Education Reform? 2. What is Global Systems Science? 5. What Teaching Methods Should I Use? 8. How Was GSS Created? 3. What Will My […]

EF2. Why Do Volcanoes Erupt?

Chapter 2 { Energy Flow Contents } It was Harry Truman’s last day on Earth. That’s Harry Truman from Washington State—not Harry Truman, the former President from Washington D.C. They were unrelated, but they had more in common than their names. Both were men of principle. Both were decisive. And neither one of them would […]

EC7C. Stay Current—Neighborhood and Global Stewardship

Staying current for Chapter 7 See also articles from{2008–2021}-{1998–2007} See non-chronological resources for this chapter. { Ecosystem Change Contents } 2023-01-22. A New Way to Hand-Me-Down. [https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/22/style/hand-me-downs.html] By Anna Grace Lee, The New York Times. Excerpt: In a San Antonio garage, two millennial mothers …Kara Livingston, 36, and Nicole Boynton, 35, …founders of Hand Me Up, […]

EC7C. 1998–2007 Neighborhood and Global Stewardship

Staying current for Chapter 7 Articles from 1998–2007 Stay current index page for Chapter 7 { Ecosystem Change Contents } 2007 December 22. As Cars Hit More Animals on Roads, Toll Rises. By JIM ROBBINS, NY Times. Excerpt: BOZEMAN, Mont. – On a dark highway near Anchorage, Specialist Steven Cavanaugh of the Army, who had survived 300 […]

EC6C. Stay Current—Carbon in the Biosphere

Staying current for Chapter 6 See also articles from{2009–2021}-{2002–2008} { Ecosystem Change Contents } Excellent video (15 minutes): Mountain Lions in Nebraska (2011)  Latest articles (2022) 2023-01-12. Cougars Are Heading East. We Should Welcome Them. [https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/12/opinion/cougars-migrating-east.html] By Mark Elbroch, New York Times Opinion/Guest Essay. Excerpt: Numerous cougar sightings were reported east of the Mississippi River last […]

EC6C. 2002–2008 Carbon in the Biosphere

Staying current for Chapter 6 Articles from 2002–2008 Stay current index page for Chapter 6 { Ecosystem Change Contents } 2008 Fall. Delta Blues. By Barry Yeoman, OnEarth. Excerpt: On this brisk, cloudless day, Tom Zuckerman and I are driving to his duck-hunting club on Rindge Tract, one of the low-slung rural islands that form the nucleus […]

EC5C. Stay Current—Carbon in the Biosphere

Staying current for Chapter 5 { Ecosystem Change Contents } 2022-11-14. The Bottom of the Arctic Is Blooming. [https://eos.org/articles/the-bottom-of-the-arctic-is-blooming] By Fanni Daniella Szakal, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: Every year in the spring, the Arctic Ocean blooms …with microscopic algae. After the bloom has exhausted the nutrients on the surface, these plankton sink to the seafloor and, without light, […]

EC4C. Stay Current—Changes in the Global System

Staying current for Chapter 4 { Ecosystem Change Contents } See also: GSS Climate Change chapter 8, Losing Biodiversity chapters 5 (Soil, the Living Skin of the Earth), 7 (One Global Ocean), and 8 (Champions of a Sustainable World). 2022-10-27. ‘When we plant, they come’: thirsty elephants pose new problem for drought-hit Kenyan farmers. [https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/oct/27/kenya-elephants-farmers-drought-taita-taveta-county] By Peter Muiruri, […]

EC3C. Stay Current—Studying Desert Ecosystems

Staying current for Chapter 3 { Ecosystem Change Contents } 2021-02-11.  The Great Green Wall could save Africa. But can the massive forestry effort learn from past mistakes? By Rachel Cernansky, Science Magazine. Excerpt: After returning home from college to northwest Cameroon in 2004, Tabi Joda felt a sense of profound loss. Trees that once bore fruit, provided […]