Exploring Global Issues: Social, Economic, and Environmental Interconnections is a student text and teacher’s Guide CD from the USA.  The text includes 24 chapters on topics such as food, water, economics, governance, health, air, globalization, and sustainable design.

In addition to case studies, career profiles, and youth-as-heroes features, readings intentionally interweave social, environmental, and economic threads so students see how issues are inextricably linked.

The teacher’s guide includes 95 lessons, activities and assessments that help students apply academic knowledge and practice skills.  In the energy chapter, for instance, students are asked to respond to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon quote:

“Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equity, and an environment that allows the world to thrive.”

You can look inside this whole course resource or supplemental text.

Well, we’re not sure how suitable all this is for UK schools, but we did like this wonderful image.


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