Social and English 20
Candace Saar of the Galileo Educational Network and two teachers, Rob Pirie and myself Kathy Tucker, from Strathmore High School designed this unit. We met once a week for four or five weeks to talk about and plan the unit with Candace. During our preliminary discussions Candace pushed us really hard to think about and focus on “What Matters” for students to understand about global interdependency. Originally we planned to do just one study on the effects of Greenhouse gas emissions but as we continued to work with Candace the project rapidly expanded in scope. We revisited our curriculum documents and determined that the key concepts that needed to be addressed.