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Preparing students for 21st century decisions

Today's students are the next generation of decision-makers and caretakers of our Earth. They need to develop a depth of understanding about the reasoning behind and implications of human actions, and the consequences for our world.

To prepare for this kind of decision-making, students need to:

- Critically evaluate information they are consuming
- Ask questions, parse out issues, and identify problems
- Recognize and analyze information from different perspectives
- Have a general understanding of the state of the world
- Form arguments from evidence

Case studies anchored in real world issues enable students to focus on deconstructing the decision-making process. Students analyze an already determined decision through multiple stakeholders' perspectives. They examine the influence, complexity, and interconnection of relationships that occur during this process.

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Human Footprint Education

Find multimedia activities, interactives, and an interactive map on our human footprint.


Brain Games

Educator resources on the brain, behavior, and decision making to accompany the Brain Games series from the Nationa...