Monthly Archives: January 2011

Research Skills Homework

Homework: research this source [water.org] and write 6-8 sentences in Standard English. Also recall our editing sessions where we have been emphasizing clarity in our prose and strive to have your prose flow well between your general ideas and specific … Continue reading

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Thales of Miletus – Water’s Philosopher

Thales of Miletus was a highly-esteemed ancient Greek philosopher (620 BCE – 546 BCE), whose discourse ranged widely from mathematics to history to astronomy to science to politics. He was most well-known for determining the solstices (setting the seasons), predicting … Continue reading

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Multimedia Homework. Share Your Reactions.

Click on this link and view the 20 minute interview of Steven Solomon on the Tavis Smiley show. Then write a 5-7 sentence response (click on the “leave a comment” hyperlink) in Standard English. You can respond to any topic … Continue reading

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Mapping the Rivers of the World

J. H. Colton, a native of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, was one of the foremost names in the collection and publication of maps and atlases in from the 1830’s to the 1890’s. This map uses the motif of a bar graph to … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2010: Steven Solomon’s Blogpost

For Earth Day 2010, Steven Solomon wrote about the global crisis which will likely define the 21st century. In addition, the post contains a hyperlink to an interview he gave on that occasion. Read Solomon’s blog on Earth Day 2010

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Is Peak Water for real?

Unlike the famous (or infamous) description of Peak Oil, it is true that the use of water at any point in time does not use up the resource and make it unavailable for future generations. But the rapidly growing global … Continue reading

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19 Solutions to the World Water Crisis

In May of 2010, the¬†GlobeScan and SustainAbility poll of more than 1200 leading international water experts in 80 countries identified the 19 most promising solutions to the freshwater crisis which will be increasingly affecting the Earth’s biosphere in the upcoming … Continue reading

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