High School Sustainability Curriculum - Green Transportation

High School Sustainability Curriculum - Green Transportation

This course provides high school teachers with hands-on curriculum in green transportation concepts, features and design, and addresses California State and Common Core Standards in Science, Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Technical subjects. The curriculum provides step-by-step planning and teaching instructions for the educator, and uses hands-on demonstrations, interactive activities, discussions and take-home assignments to engage students in understanding and applying topics. It is designed to be taught over the course of a semester, but is easily adaptable to multiple objectives, class schedules, student skill levels, and background knowledge
 
Concepts include sustainability, automotive technology (both traditional and green), green transportation fuels, green transportation policies, and the green collar workforce. Experiential activities include designing and building a solar car, making bio-diesel, building a rocket stove, making a battery out of a lemon, calculating the walk score of a neighborhood, and preparing for a green job interview and internship.
 
Through this course students will gain skills directly applicable to the expanding green trades. Students will study what makes a community’s transportation green and how they can help make the transportation greener.
 
SEI has designed the High School Sustainability Curriculum on Green Transportation to make it easy for teachers to help their students make the connections between the impacts of green verses conventional building on social justice, environmental sustainability, long-term economic welfare, and human health and well-being.

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