TG-PG8-1. Tragedy of the Commons

{ All GSS Books } Garrett Hardin (1968)     At the end of a thoughtful article on the future of nuclear war, J.B. Wiesner and H.F. York concluded that: “Both sides in the arms race are…confronted by the dilemma of steadily increasing military power and steadily decreasing national security. It is our considered professional judgment that […]


{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } by Beryl Crowe (1969)reprinted in MANAGING THE COMMONSby Garrett Hardin and John BadenW.H. Freeman, 1977; ISBN 0-7167-0476-5     “There has developed in the contemporary natural sciences a recognition that there is a subset of problems, such as population, atomic war, and environmental corruption, for […]

TG-PG4-1. Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } Introduction It is difficult for students to interpret population trends based on statistics only. A hands-on approach can be used to generate interest in this topic. This activity will involve students in gathering data and using it to develop a survivorship curve for a BUBBLE […]

TG-PG1-1. Cells on the Grow

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } Integrating Biology and Algebra By Dr. Jeffrey Osborn & Antonella Bona (Workshop I) PART B: Cell culture of human fibroblasts Overview  Each of you will be given a flask with cultured human fibroblasts. The fibroblasts are attached to the bottom of the flask. They need to […]

TG Population Growth

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } ~{}~ Objectives [] Assessment [] ResourcesGuides for each Chapter: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10Index of TG Investigations Teaching Objectives Population Growth examines the growth and decline of populations that inhabit planet […]

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 […]

PG8C. Stay Current—Choosing a World

Staying current for Chapter 8 See non-chronological resources { Population Growth Contents } 2021-04-12. ‘Sink into your grief.’ How one scientist confronts the emotional toll of climate change. By David Malakoff, Science Magazine. Excerpt: “I was trained to be calm, rational, and objective, to focus on the facts,” sustainability scientist Kimberly Nicholas recalls in her new book, Under […]

PG7C. Stay Current—Can We Limit Human Population Growth?

Staying current for Chapter 7 { Population Growth Contents } 2022-07-01. For scientists, Roe’s end raises concerns about personal safety and professional choices. [] By Katie Langin, Science Magazine. Excerpt: When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on 24 June, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion and handing decisions about abortion access to state legislators, the […]

PG5C. Stay Current—The Environmental Impact of Populations

Staying current for Chapter 5 See non-chronological resources { Population Growth Contents } 2022-08-18. Seeing Through Turbulence to Track Oil Spills in the Ocean. [] By Guillermo García-Sánchez,  Ana M. Mancho,  Antonio G. Ramos,  Josep Coca and  Stephen Wiggins, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: After oil and tar washed up on eastern Mediterranean beaches in 2021, scientists devised a way to trace the […]

PG4C. Stay Current—The History of Human Population Growth

Staying current for Chapter 4 See non-chronological resources { Population Growth Contents } 2019-09-17. Almost Everywhere, Fewer Children Are Dying. By Josh Katz, Alicia Parlapiano and Margot Sanger-Katz, The New York Times. [] Excerpt: Two decades ago, nearly 10 million children did not live to see a 5th birthday. By 2017, that number — about 1 in […]