GeoContext: a social and political context for geoscience education
The GeoContext team developed this set of modules in 2020. Contributors include: Tamara Pico, Christine Y. Chen, Harriet Lau, John Wesley Wiggins, Seth Olinger, Ery Hughes, Jacky Austermann, Claire Jasper, Casey E. Brayton, and Marisa Borreggine. An article in EOS published in March of 2021 features the GeoContext modules and their authors.
The GeoContext Collection provides an example for educators of one way in which to incorporate social and political context into geoscience education. Educators are encouraged not only to make use of the provided resources, but to use the concept and model in their own curricular creation by developing and including contextualization resources within and alongside their geoscience materials. Educators contributing materials to Teach the Earth are urged to consider integration of social and political topics within teaching activities.