Issue Selection and Throughline Podcast
Starter- 10 minutes
SHARE OUT STARTER FINDINGS
Part Zero Guidelines (Throughline)
HOMEWORK and Other CLASS Biz
FIRST: Select your issue (stuck? See below)
SECOND: Begin Part Zero- Throughline assignment
Listen to a Throughline of your choosing and take notes and document the following:
ISSUE Selection Help!
Here is what my process for selecting an issue entailed! It took me about 30 minutes to do this!
Issues I'm interested in:
Then, I thought about what way I’d want to make impact on these issues. I decided I am most passionate about using education as a way to affect change (no surprise there, folks!) and so I started googling “education programs to address environmental justice” and other keyword searches like that. I found this article: https://urbanedjournal.gse.upenn.edu/archive/volume-5-issue-1-spring-2007/environmental-justice-education-empowering-students-become-envi about a program called The Edible Schoolyard Project in Berkeley, CA. The Edible Schoolyard Project is an internationally recognized program focusing on the concept of sustainable farming and embodied scientific literacy. So I decided that program would be my “Approach Analysis”.
I realized that I probably don’t have the expertise or local knowledge to truly critique this particular program BUT I thought that I could apply the elements of it that seem to really work to developing a proposal for our community to engage youth in combating environmental injustices nearer to our home.
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Humanities teacher at Animas High School