Using Primary Sources to Examine Impacts on the Environment

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Using Primary Sources to Examine Impacts on the Environment

October 4, 2023 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT


Looking for middle school resources to explore hot-topic issues? Want to incorporate primary sources and practice real-world data analysis? Join Barbara Huth from Population Education in this interactive webinar that jumps into analyzing current and historic sources to make sense of how people are changing the world. Start with climate change: examining a variety of different types of data for themes, commonalities, and connections. Then jump into the issue of fracking and practice uncovering bias in sources. Finish with a historic case study of a US air quality disaster, and use historic images to recreate the story. Receive standards-aligned lessons, digital adaptations, and access to a library of classroom resources from Population Education.


Barbara Huth is the Online Learning Manager for Population Education, a national non-profit program that supports teachers in covering population and related environmental and social topics in the classroom. Barbara brings extensive classroom experience, having spent 10 years as a teacher. She is a National Board Certified teacher, taught Earth Science, AP Environmental Science, and IB Environmental Systems & Societies. Prior to joining the PopEd team, she spent over five years providing professional development on topics around digital learning, social-emotional learning and digital citizenship for Common Sense Education. Barbara oversees PopEd’s online graduate level course, coordinates the program’s annual World of 8 Billion student video contest, and supports online workshop facilitation.

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October 4, 2023
7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
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