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English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week 1

6 hours to complete

Earth Day at 50 Teach-Out

6 hours to complete
46 videos (Total 199 min), 26 readings
46 videos
What Does Sustainability Mean to You?1m
Understanding Earth Day 1970 at the University of Michigan5m
The Roots of Environmental Justice in 19703m
The Role of Women in the ENACT Teach-In and Earth Day 19701m
Inside the Environmental Movement at the University of Michigan3m
Life after the Teach-In: What's Next?2m
An Archivist Perspective on Earth Day 19705m
Exploring the History of Earth Day 1970 at the Bentley Historical Library11m
David Allen of ENACT: The Story of the Teach-In 197010m
ENACT 1970 Activists9m
Barbara Alexander - Washington DC Activist 19704m
How History Reshapes Student Perspectives6m
Students Perspectives5m
How do we think about the future?3m
Predicting a Sustainable Future6m
The Role of Data in Defining a Sustainable Future4m
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Sustainability4m
The Role of Citizen Science in Sustainability3m
Experience Sustainability Through Music3m
Llanto de Tepuyes (Tepuyes’ Tears) - Performance5m
Design & Justice in Food Systems7m
Climate Change as a Public Health Issue7m
“Winter Snow Wind Song” - Swinomish Medicine Song4m
The Future of Energy is Interdisciplinary3m
How Do We Get to Cleaner Energy?3m
Sustainability and the Power Grid2m
How Can We Communicate and Connect About Sustainability?3m
Performing "Into the Wind"6m
Batteries and Sustainability3m
The Future of Energy is Rural5m
Future of Sustainable Cities5m
Sharing Economy in Transportation3m
Autonomous Vehicles in a Sustainable Future3m
Role of Higher Education in Sustainability3m
Environmental Education and Sustainability5m
A Climate Scientist’s View2m
A Freshwater Ecologist’s View6m
From Physics to Activism2m
David Allen of ENACT: Advice for Younger Generations2m
Advice for Future Generations2m
Advice for Predicting a Sustainable Future2m
Advice for Getting Involved in Climate Activism1m
Barbara Alexander's Advice48s
Understand the Past to Reshape the Future3m
Act on Climate1m
26 readings
What is a Teach-Out?1m
Groundrules for Engagement1m
Welcome to the Earth Day at 50 Teach-Out1m
Understanding the Roots of Earth Day 19701m
Give Earth a Chance - ENACT Teach-In 19705m
The Roots of Earth Day 1970: Gaylord Nelson2m
The Roots of Environmental Justice in 19702m
Life after the Teach-In: What's Next?3m
An Archivist Perspective on Earth Day 19702m
Reflections on 19703m
Student Perspectives2m
Moving Forward2m
Data in the Context of a Changing Climate3m
Moving Forward with Environmental Justice7m
Connecting Conversations: Healing and Justice [Video Coming Soon!]1m
Climate Change as a Public Health Issue1m
“Winter Snow Wind Song” - Swinomish Medicine Song3m
Energy of the Future4m
Sustainability and the Power Grid2m
How Can We Communicate and Connect About Sustainability?5m
Infrastructure and Future Cities3m
Connecting Conversations: Rural and Urban Futures [Video Coming Soon!]1m
Edcuation for Sustainability2m
The Evolution of Science2m
Advice Moving Forward1m
Act on Climate5m

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • Teach-Outs are short learning experiences, each focused on a specific current issue. Attendees will come together over a few days to learn about a subject or event and gain skills. Teach-Outs are open to the world and are designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and deep conversation. These events provide opportunities for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to come together to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to the pressing concerns of our global community.

  • The U-M Teach-Out Series is part of our deep commitment to engage the public in exploring and understanding the problems, events, and phenomena most important to society. Teach-Outs are just-in-time community learning events that encourage participants around the world to come together in conversation with the U-M campus community and faculty experts.

  • We're offering these Teach-Outs on a platform designed for learning, so sometimes we take advantage of the platform tools. Quizzes are one way of helping everyone "get on the same page" about the topic, and be better able to discuss and ask questions. You can take the quizzes as many times as you want in order to pass, or you can move past them if you aren't interested in testing your knowledge.

  • Teach-Outs are free learning experiences!

  • No, this isn't a course, therefore we don't offer a Course Certificate.

  • Check out other Teach-Outs on Teach-Out.org.

  • Yes! Our team is actively working to develop new Teach-Outs. Check out upcoming Teach-Outs on Teach-Out.org.

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