Unit: Tom Pedersen_Environmental Ethics and Civil Disobedience

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Students will read and discuss Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, and several other environmental essays to heighten their awareness of the human impact on the planet and our moral responsibility to future generations. The class will also watch and discuss The 11th Hour , a film about the consequences and solutions to global warming and City of God (DVD)” News from a personal war” a trailer documentary about the Brazilian slums. We will research the real environmental, cultural and economic connections between our class and the selected high schools in Sao Paulo and Rio. Students will also study the role of youth and civil disobedience in the 1960’s in America and in the summer of 2013 in Brazil

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Lesson Plan Guide  
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ISHMAEL 2.doc  
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ISHMAEL APPLICATION worksheet  
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ISHMAEL PROJECT description handout  
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ISHMAEL PUZZLERS.doc  
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ISHMAEL reading assignments handout  
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