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Students work in teams to research and debate the following issues: protection of spotted owl habitat, ozone depletion, global warming, and acid rain. Each team is assigned a topic and given opposing statements by Al Gore and Rush Limbaugh as a starting point for their library research. The purpose of this activity is to improve students' reasoning and debating skills while raising their awareness of and objectivity towards opposing viewpoints on environmental issues. This activity is supported by a textbook chapter, Champions of a Sustainable World, part of the unit, Losing Biodiversity, in Global Systems Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact.
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