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Using Reflection Activities in the Field to Deepen Student Learning
Holly Hughes, Edmonds Community College
This activity offers one of the reflection activities we developed in our learning community "Exploring Natural History in Word and Field." In this class, the students learn about natural history by reading natural history essays and participating in field trips. In this activity, we use reflection before and during a field trip to an Old Growth Forest to help our students clarify their own stance for a Position Paper on whether and under what conditions logging should be allowed in Old Growth Forests.
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Human Impact & Footprint, Sense of Place, Social & Environmental Justice, Ecosystem Health
Wants Versus Needs
Madeline Lovell, Seattle University
"Wants Versus Needs" is a two-part assignment given to students to encourage reflection on the materialism/consumption inherent in today's American society. This activity is designed to bring home to students the personal impact of materialism and advertising in America today.
Bioregion Scale: National/Continental
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Lifestyles & Consumption, Social & Environmental Justice, Cultures & Religions, Promising Pedagogies:Case Studies
Courting Environmental Justice: Science, Community Knowledge and Public Health
Lin Nelson, The Evergreen State College
While this module was developed when we followed the federal criminal case around WR Grace and asbestos exposure in a small Montana mining town, it can be adapted for a range of learning experiences regarding environmental justice, argumentation, strategizing, remediation and sustainability.
Bioregion Scale: Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Social & Environmental Justice, Promising Pedagogies, Human Health & Wellbeing, Promising Pedagogies:Case Studies, Pollution & Waste
Doing Sociology: Media Portrayals of [Over]Consumption
Kayleen U. Oka, Seattle Central Community College
This assignment aims to illuminate connections among consumption/capitalism, media/ideology and the degradation of the environment. It also serves to introduce students to the data collection method of content analysis.
Bioregion Scale: National/Continental, Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Social & Environmental Justice, Human Impact & Footprint, Pollution & Waste, Lifestyles & Consumption
Social Change and the Climate Crisis: Toward a Sustainable Future
Mary Lou Finley, Antioch University
Students gain hands-on research experience and increase their understanding of the applicability of theories of social change and further information about climate change.
Bioregion Scale: Global, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Lifestyles & Consumption, Human Impact & Footprint, Climate Change, Social & Environmental Justice, Sustainability Concepts & Practices
Sustainable Solutions for an Aging Population
Kathryn Keith, Pierce College
This activity will help students develop an understanding of the social and cultural dimensions of the lifespan, and in particular of the aging process; and, to further develop their ability to think long-term and multi-dimensionally as they apply anthropological concepts and approaches to a current issue in American society.
Bioregion Scale: Home/Backyard, Local Community/Watershed, Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Lifestyles & Consumption, Social & Environmental Justice
Visualizing Social Justice in South Seattle: Data Analysis, Race, and The Duwamish River Basin
Eunice Blavascunas, University of Washington
We examine the factors of race and environmental contamination, starting from the premise (and data proving) that race is not a biological, scientifically valid category, but a social, historical construction with real world consequences for equal access to health, resources, and power.
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed, Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Ecosystem Health, Water & Watersheds, Lifestyles & Consumption, Human Impact & Footprint, Pollution & Waste, Social & Environmental Justice, Sustainability Concepts & Practices
Race and Space
Lindsay Custer, Cascadia Community College
This assignment exposes students to racial inequalities in their own communities and helps them to identify the impact of racial segregation on quality of life. The big ideas in this assignment are racial inequality, residential segregation, and environmental justice.
Bioregion Scale: Regional, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Social & Environmental Justice, Sense of Place, Ethics & Values