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Eco-Curriculum Review for the title
African Americans and Climate Change

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The information here is from our staff's initial examination of the materials.

Short Description:   Information and activities to help African-American congregations understand more fully the impacts global climate change will have on African-American communities.
Reviewed by:   Orletta E. Caldwell, AME member in Southfield, Michigan

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Author:   Christy Merrick and Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, Edited by Cassandra Carmichael
Publisher:   National Council of Churches, Eco-Justice Program
Publication date:   2009 Website for this resource:   none known
We know of 1 source for purchasing this resource.
Address National Council of Churches, Eco-Justice Program
110 Maryland Ave NE #108
Washington, DC   20002  
Phone 202-544-2350   Fax 202-543-1297  
Website nccecojustice.org/resources E-mail info@nccecojustice.org  
Price Free download   Order #  

Target Audience & Course Sessions
Age levels Preschool    Primary    Jr. High     Sr. High     Adult
NOTE: Our reviewer may have checked a wider age range than specified in the curriculum itself.
Optimum class size The reviewer did not comment - assume 10-20 
Normal number/length of sessions If the curriculum's normal lesson plan is followed, there will be 2 class sessions each lasting about 1 hour
Are suggestions included for expanding/contracting the series? The materials do not provide specific suggestions.  
In the judgement of the reviewer:
 using these materials, or even just one session from them, a reasonable, coherent and self-contained class can be offered in a single session of about an hour.
 using these materials, a class can be offered that runs for at least two sessions.
Are learners expected to do homework? The reviewer did not describe any homework  
Target audience:
 Interfaith - addressed people of many faiths
 Judeo-Christian - addressed to Jews & Christians
 Christian - addressed explicitly to Christians
 Not explicity faith-based - not much religious content

Materials provided
Materials include:
 Leader's guide
 Student book
 Discussion questions
 Class activities - arts & crafts
 Class activities - group participation 
 Video
 Reading materials
 Presentation or lecture notes
 Prayer or worship resources
The reviewer did not report this information 
Other materials required:none specified
Description of the Leader's Guide:The instructor guide allows for latitude in presenting the information. This is key because in the faith-based world being flexible is important. could use suggestions on how to impart the information better.
Description of the Student's Book:African American on a whole do not think about the environment. it is a "white" problem because so many deal with other issues such as surviving financial stress, etc. Therefore the literature needs to drive home the personal effects of climate change with maybe individual examples or case studies.


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