Stay Current 2023

The GSS email list (google group) receives “Stay Current” articles (excerpts and links to the source articles). To receive them email with subject line “Join GSS”. Please give your city, state, country, and your school (if you’re a teacher). See also “Stay Current” links in each book’s Contents table. Some news sources limit the […]

TG Losing Biodiversity

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } ~{}~ Objectives [] Assessment [] ResourcesGuides for each Chapter: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 Teaching Objectives Goal 1: Students appreciate how we depend on the biodiversity of our planet. Objective 1A: Students can tell others […]

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 […]

LB7C. Stay Current—One Global Ocean

Staying current for Chapter 7 See Non-chronological resources for this chapter { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2024-03-07. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef hit once more by mass coral bleaching. [] By Helen Regan, CNN. Excerpt: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering another mass bleaching event, the reef’s managers confirmed Friday, the result of soaring ocean temperatures caused […]

LB6C. Stay Current—Field Trip: Predatory Bird Research Group

Staying current for Chapter 6 { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2022-11-28. Top-flight recovery: the inspiring comeback of the California condor. [] By Patrick Greenfield, The Guardian. Excerpt: Nearly extinct in the 1980s, an intensive programme to reverse the bird’s decline has made it a conservation success story. Despite being the largest flying bird in North […]

LB5C. Stay Current—The Living Skin of the Earth

Staying current for Chapter 5 See Non-chronological resources for this chapter { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2024-06-11. Agricultural Lands Are Losing Topsoil—Here’s How Bad It Could Get. By Nathaniel Scharping, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: Good topsoil does not accumulate quickly. Less than a tenth of a millimeter of soil forms per year in some places, though the […]

LB4C. Stay Current—The Puzzle of Inheritance

Staying current for Chapter 4 See Non-chronological resources for this chapter { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2024-05-03. What a Philippine court ruling means for transgenic Golden Rice, once hailed as a dietary breakthrough. By DENNIS NORMILE, Science. Excerpt: Golden Rice seemed to be on the cusp of fulfilling its promise. Decades ago, researchers created the […]

LB3C. Stay Current—The Origins of Species

Staying current for Chapter 3 See Non-chronological resources for this chapter { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2024-05-24. Stripey stick insects show evolution can repeat itself—predictably. By CATHERINE OFFORD, Science. Excerpt: Does evolution repeat itself? The answer to this long-standing question may be one step closer thanks to research on the crawly living twigs known as […]

LB2C. Stay Current—The Trail Back from Near Extinction

Staying current for Chapter 2  { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2023-10-16. Blood Memory–The American Buffalo. [] or [] Documentary By Ken Burns. Description: For untold generations, America’s national mammal sustained the lives of Native people, whose cultures were intertwined with the animal. Newcomers to the continent bring a different view of the natural world, and […]

LB1C. Stay Current—Seeking Biodiversity

Staying current for Chapter 1 {2021}-{2011–2020}-{2001–2010} See Non-chronological resources { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2024-06-03. Deadly one-two punch may have driven the woolly rhino to extinction. By DARREN INCORVAIA, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: …the woolly rhinoceros proved a formidable beast for millions of years as it roamed northern Eurasia. Then, roughly 10,000 years ago, it went extinct. […]