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 } 2022-08-24. Chasing Arrows: The Truth About Recycling (video). [https://ambr-recyclers.org/2022/08/ambr-release-chasing-arrows-the-truth-about-recycling/] By Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers (AMBR). Excerpt: Reduce, reuse, then recycle: In the 1970s, this was the structure under which advocates built America’s recycling industry. Unfortunately, the petrochemical […]

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) 2022-08-22. A 19th century farmer may be to blame for Australia’s rabbit scourge. [https://www.science.org/content/article/19th-century-farmer-may-be-blame-australia-s-rabbit-scourge] By Jack Tamaisiea, Science Magazine. Excerpt: On Christmas Day 1859, a shipment of 24 rabbits arrived […]

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 } 2022-07-26. In San Antonio, the Poor Live on Their Own Islands of Heat. [https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/26/us/texas-heat-poverty-islands-san-antonio.html] By Edgar Sandoval, The New York Times. Excerpt: In San Antonio, weathering the second week of a heat wave that has been ferocious even by Texas standards, lower-income residents like Ms. Cruz-Perez […]

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). 2022-05-09. Lowly mushrooms may be key to ecosystem survival in a warming world. By Elizabeth Pennisi, Science Magazine. Excerpt: […]

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 […]