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MetEd - The Amazon Rain Forest and Climate Change

This module discusses global climate change that is occurring largely because of greenhouse gases emitted by human activities, and in particular the impact that tropical deforestation plays in the climate system. It also covers signs of climate change, the current thinking on future changes, and international agreements that are attempting to minimize the effects of climate change. The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) is also discussed.

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Mathematics Freshman Seminar Course - A Climate of Uncertainty

This collection contains the teaching materials I used for designing the Freshman Science Seminar Mathematics 190 - A Climate of Uncertainty at UNC-Chapel Hill Fall 2013.   This collection is maintained as a reference for other instructors interested in teaching about climate change using open curriculum.  I made extensive use of the training modules provided by MetEd to utilize a "flipped classroom" approach.  Traditional lecturing was largely replaced by assigning the training modules in this collection for homework and having my students send me their quiz scores.  In class, I utilized a mix of "read and report" group presentations, discussions, roleplays, and modelling exercises on laptops.   I encourage others to build and improve on the ideas I had for this course, and to contact me  with questions related to the materials and course design.

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