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Climate Interactive - World Climate
World Climate enables participants to experience the dynamics that emerge as nations negotiate a global agreement on climate change and to develop a deeper understanding of how to address climate change. The exercise is framed by current climate change science, through the interactive C-ROADS computer simulation, enabling participants to find out how their decisions impact the global climate system in real-time.
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.
Colin James Grudzien