The English Connection
Teaching English through anthropogenic global warming (AGW) presents unique challenges including supporting vocabulary acquisition, finding sources that can be used by a diverse range of language learners, and creating authentic opportunities for students to act on their new knowledge. Promoting a focus on solutions to a complex topic such as AGW with students who speak multiple first languages also has the distinct advantage of becoming a potentially global experience, enriching not only the topics of English classrooms but expanding what it means to be active participants on the global stage in responding to the threat of AGW.
Panos, Alexandra; Damico, James; Park, Hyona; Park, Su Jin; Park, Yeoeun; and Sylvia, Jaclyn, "Taking Aim at Solutions: Teaching English Through Anthropogenic Global Warming" (2015). Teacher Education Faculty Publications. 111.