An Environmental Education Curriculum for the Sustainable and Unsustainable Development of Rural Guatemala J-Term Program
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This project consists of the design of an Environmental Education curriculum for Carthage College, which is based upon a field experience the researcher shared with students that participated in the course Sustainable and Unsustainable Development in Rural Guatemala, which took place during the winter Interim class of 2012. There already existed a curriculum that contained social and economic aspects, but it lacked the environmental dimension. For this reason, this project integrates environmental issues related to water, soil, and solid waste through hands-on activities. The activities are specifically designed to make students understand the difference between sustainable and unsustainable development by comparing two rural communities in Guatemala. The purpose of this curriculum is to raise students' awareness and enhance critical thinking in order to make students recognize the importance of maintaining a balance between the social, economic, and environmental aspects. This curriculum provides a reference point for instructors to plan teaching materials for future Sustainable and Unsustainable Development in Rural Guatemala programs.
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