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AP Environmental Science
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This course contains five projects, plus a course introduction and course closure, that are organized around the following question: “How can we rethink our use of the world’s resources?” Each project involves investigations of sustainability that help contextualize the content required by the new College Board course framework.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Lucas Education Research
Provider Set:
Sprocket
Date Added:
09/04/2019
AP Environmental Science Course Syllabus
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This AP Environmental Science class is intended to meet the same objectives as a first-year college-based course.
However, the method of instruction for this course is unique compared to similar courses because we have adopted
a project-based learning (PBL) approach. Although PBL may take many forms, our approach involves student
investigations and simulations that require students to think like scientists, policymakers, farmers, and other adults
in real-world settings. Teachers engage students in collaborative problem solving, argumentation, and deep
exploration of the concepts and principles of the discipline. The goal for student learning is understanding rather
than relying on rote memory to create meaningful learning and knowledge that is actionable, adaptive, and
transferable.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
Lucas Education Research
Provider Set:
Sprocket
Date Added:
09/04/2019
AP U.S. Government & Politics
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This course contains five projects that are organized around the following question: “What is the proper role of government in a democracy?” Each project involves political simulations through which students take on roles that help contextualize the content required by the new College Board course framework.

Founders' Intent
Elections
Supreme Court
Congress
Government in Action

Openly licensed PDF unit plans of all the above units are available at this Sprocket Lucas Education Research Platform (scroll to bottom of web page).

Alternately, educators may sign up for free access to the online AP U.S. Government and Politics course that includes additional instructional supports:
https://sprocket.lucasedresearch.org/users/sprocket_access

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Lucas Education Research
Provider Set:
Sprocket
Author:
Knowledge in Action
University of Washington
Date Added:
09/11/2018
Ecological Footprint
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Students learn about the concepts of the tragedy of the commons and sustainability in the Course Introduction. Project 1 builds on these concepts by having students analyze their family’s ecological footprint using data they collect by auditing their use of various resources. Students then propose how they their family live more sustainably. Part of Sprocket's AP environmental science course.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Lucas Education Research
Provider Set:
Sprocket
Date Added:
09/04/2019
Global Climate Summit
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In Global Climate Summit, students are all assigned to be the leaders of specific countries in the world, and they have all been invited to an international environmental summit. Students will research factors in their countries and, using this information, will decide how climate change could affect their country and how their policies could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Students then run a global climate summit in class to defend their perspectives and ultimately decide who has the responsibility to reduce climate emissions and how it can be accomplished.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Lucas Education Research
Provider Set:
Sprocket
Date Added:
09/04/2019