Funded Mini-Grant Proposals
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Michael Smith, Department of History - Ithaca College (2005-06)
Proposal: A Sense of Place, A Sense of History.
Outcome: This project developed a service learning component for the course, American Environmental Thought. Service learning partnerships with The History Center and Sustainable Tompkins were pursued. Potential student projects include interviewing seniors at Longview or long-term Physical Plant staff about the changes to the local landscape through time.
Zenon Wasyliw, Department of History - Ithaca College (2004-05)
Proposal: To develop course materials for the course, “History of the Future.”
Outcome: Expanded curriculum to include a significant coverage and assessment of issues and models related to sustainability, on a comparative basis. Students evaluated European historical developments and the evolution of European Union goals of sustainability by having students read and discuss four related chapters from The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future Is Quiety Eclipsing the American Dream, and Ecotopia. I also utilized the mini-grant to introduce sustainability issues to my social studies teacher education students in their pre-service seminar. We identified sustainability issues in the Global History and Geography New York State Curricular Standard.