Global ESD Teaching Materials

Global ESD works internationally to support Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) initiatives that foster an understanding of where we are going in the light of where we all have come from. 

The second edition of the Global ESD creative commons publication, A Teacher's Guide to Evolution, Behavior, and Sustainability Science, provides educators with an interdisciplinary road map to understanding the origins, development, and flexibility of our uniquely elaborated human capacities to cooperate around things that matter. 

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The Community Science Field Guides  for School Culture and School Gardens also prominently implement Prosocial tools and methods. How schools are governed, and which norms, values, and institutions get adopted, can all drive major life trajectories for how students think about their own learning and civic capacities and about the world they live in. 

TitlePage Community Science Field Guide
TitlePage Community Science Field guide

Classroom Materials for Human Evolution

What does it mean to be human? How do abiotic, biotic and social environments, technologies, and genes interact to shape our traits and our world?

Classroom Materials for Present and Future

Are humans still evolving?
How does our evolutionary past influence our present and future?

Classroom Materials for Sustainability and Behavior

How can we as individuals and as communities shape our own behavior and environment flexibly and consciously towards shared goals and values?

Classroom Materials for Evolution on the Computer

Explore the evolution of social behavior and sustainable resource use with the help of computer simulations of the free modeling software NetLogo.

Classroom Materials for Open Mind 

Why should we talk to people who disagree with us? Why are people so divided, especially on ethical or moral issues?

Homework Help
Homework Help

Learning together to understand human behavior and adaptation toward our preferred future.

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