Laura Wright

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Western Carolina University

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Course Modules (6)

Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts part of Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts
This module addresses both aspects of climate literacy: understanding of climate science through data analysis and interpretation, and understanding of literary tools and techniques through which climate science is ...

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Unit 1: Overview of Earth's Climate System part of Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts
Unit 1 serves as an introduction to Earth's climate system components. After exploring climate data, students are introduced to the natural processes responsible for global climate and how specific variables ...

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Unit 4: Read and Analyze a Short Story part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:InTeGrate Modules:Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts
Building on the work they did in Unit 3, students will perform an "ecocritical" rhetorical reading (the theoretical lens for examining the way that literary texts engage with climate and climate issues) ...

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Unit 5: Synthesis: Literary Representation of a Grand Societal Challenge part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:InTeGrate Modules:Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts
In the final unit of the module, students will synthesize their understanding of climate science and modes of communication. Students are assigned to groups and given a climate change issue that they will use to ...

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Unit 3: Communicating Climate 2: Literary Representations of Climate Change part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:InTeGrate Modules:Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts
After being introduced to scientific communication in Unit 2, students will continue by exploring different literary representations of climate change during this unit. Students will analyze various kinds of ...

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Unit 2: Communicating Climate 1: The Science of Climate Change part of Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts
Using climate data, students develop a graph and present the results in a blog, emphasizing effective scientific communication. Students work individually or in teams to graph, describe, and explain the data sets ...

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Activities (5)

Unit 1: Overview of Earth's Climate System part of Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts
Unit 1 serves as an introduction to Earth's climate system components. After exploring climate data, students are introduced to the natural processes responsible for global climate and how specific variables ...

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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InTeGrate Developed This material was developed and reviewed through the InTeGrate curricular materials development process.
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Unit 4: Read and Analyze a Short Story part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:InTeGrate Modules:Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts
Building on the work they did in Unit 3, students will perform an "ecocritical" rhetorical reading (the theoretical lens for examining the way that literary texts engage with climate and climate issues) ...

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InTeGrate Developed This material was developed and reviewed through the InTeGrate curricular materials development process.
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Unit 5: Synthesis: Literary Representation of a Grand Societal Challenge part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:InTeGrate Modules:Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts
In the final unit of the module, students will synthesize their understanding of climate science and modes of communication. Students are assigned to groups and given a climate change issue that they will use to ...

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Unit 3: Communicating Climate 2: Literary Representations of Climate Change part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:InTeGrate Modules:Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts
After being introduced to scientific communication in Unit 2, students will continue by exploring different literary representations of climate change during this unit. Students will analyze various kinds of ...

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Unit 2: Communicating Climate 1: The Science of Climate Change part of Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts
Using climate data, students develop a graph and present the results in a blog, emphasizing effective scientific communication. Students work individually or in teams to graph, describe, and explain the data sets ...

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Conference Presentation (1)

Cli-fi: Teaching climate change using literature part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
As part of the InTeGrate program (SERC) at Carleton College, we developed a two-week module utilizing cli-fi (climate science present in fictional literature) and related climate data. Given the interdisciplinary ...