February 17, 2018

Teaching Environmental History


Teaching EH: Canada in Context

canada-canoe-550This set of eight teaching modules provides university instructors with a full set of pedagogical resources aimed at integrating Canadian themes and research into their course curriculum. All are drawn from the special Canada-focused issue of Environmental History (October 2007), edited by Matthew Evenden and Alan MacEachern (see their Introductory editors’ note here). We hope the modules will inspire greater engagement with Canada’s fascinating history and serve as models for instructors to develop similar teaching resources for other regions of the world… >>

Teaching EH: Better Living Through Chemistry

Better Living Through Chemistry” explores issues raised in the Toxic Bodies/Toxic Environments Forum that appeared in the October 2008 issue. We thank the National Science Foundation, which funded the workshop at the ASEH’s conference and the preparation of teaching materials. We thank Sarah Mittlefehldt for preparing the teaching unit.

Teaching EH: Politics and Environmentalism

“Politics and Environmentalism” encourages students to better understand the perceived polarization of the environmental movement. This unit specifically looks at how modern presidents have impacted environmentalism, what impact Earth Day celebrations have had on the environmental movement, and the hesitancy of conservatives to embrace the environmental movement. Read more…

Teaching EH: Global Perspectives on Wilderness

These lesson plans will encourage students to better understand the significance of The Wilderness Act as well as how global perspectives on wilderness differ from the American paradigm. More specifically, these lesson plans look at the impact of changing perspectives on wilderness in the United States, exclusionary practices regarding native peoples, global perspectives on wilderness looking specifically at Africa, Latin America, and Australia, and the importance of The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act. Read more…