Environmental Issues (Honors)
In this course we examine complex environmental problems by attempting to understand the political, ecological, economic, and cultural forces that must be a part of any resolution. The course emphasizes the importance of determining our own biases and values, listening to other points of view, and learning to express our opinions in an articulate and respectful fashion. Teachers and students work together to investigate three issues in depth, starting with climate change, and moving on to two issues chosen by students. Each unit culminates in a major project, such as a formal debate, a position paper or an advocacy letter.