“Seeing Green,” a Justice in Schools case by Allison M. Stevens “explores the challenges of teaching about climate change in a community where a large portion of the residents work in the petroleum industry. Should science teachers accommodate local concerns about the dangers of demonizing the very industry their town’s economy relies on? Or teach climate changes as the threat that scientists tell us it is?” This case “raises perennial questions facing teachers and school leaders across the country. In particular, how far should the beliefs and values of the local community in which a school is embedded inform curricular and other teaching decisions?”
The case and related materials, including a discussion guide, can be found here.