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-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 } 2023-10-28. The World Is Becoming More African. [] By Declan Walsh, The New York Times. Excerpt: Astonishing change is underway in Africa, where the population is projected to nearly double to 2.5 billion over the next quarter-century. …The median age on the […]

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 } 2024-05-18. Mexico City Has Long Thirsted for Water. The Crisis Is Worsening. By James Wagner, Emiliano Rodríguez Mega and Somini Sengupta, The New York Times. Excerpt: A system of dams and canals may soon be unable to provide water to one of the world’s largest […]