Framing for class this week: In the next week, we’re going to do some work fleshing out our understanding of sustainable development. We will revisit some frameworks (3 spheres!), talk about the importance of values, and do some reading to get a firm background in the academic approaches to these problems. Then, next week, we will apply what we are doing this week to the case study of Bears Ears.
Starter: Review your notes from Friday!
1. Choose a or b depending on your level of comprehension at this point:
3. What is one goal you have for yourself for this project?
Intro to today's film: The Human Element
Renowned photographer James Balog (CHASING ICE) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements— air, earth, fire and water— to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining, and the changes in the air we breathe. With compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT tells an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.
FILM: The Human Element
Human Element Debrief
Reading for Wednesday: Chapter 1 of Age of Sustainable Development
What is your biggest takeaway about sustainable development based on this film? What is one question you have?
Humanities teacher at Animas High School