Get a global introduction to sustainable design by using Google Maps and Google Earth as tools for virtual exploration. Analyze sites of past civilizations and create your own design for a sustainable dwelling of the future.
Students will gain a deeper understanding of geography, world history and sustainable design as they explore world regions. We will examine historical sites and consider why those sites were successful. After analyzing several case studies, students will learn basic concepts of sustainable design and then sketch a house of the future for a specific site using their new perspective. They will present their sustainable designs to classmates and explain their justifications for specific elements. The class is aimed at students interested in maps, geography, history, natural environments, and sustainable architecture and design.
What You Will Learn
Students in Elementary School: Virtual Exploration for a Sustainable World will:
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- Gain experience in posing meaningful research questions
- Learn how to explore Earth’s surface for research purposes using Google Earth and Google Maps
- Gain an understanding of how to create well-designed homes and public spaces for the future using sustainable methods through research and site analysis
- Learn how to find and use global census reports and United Nations data in their research
- Analyze a geographic area and examine features that promote healthy human habitat
- Develop an understanding of how to gather reputable data from the internet
- Demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills through effective presentation of research results
Note: Upon successful enrollment of a section, students will receive a confirmation email from our Student Services team. This email will include a link to an authorization form that is required to be completed within 72-hours of enrollment.
Course Number: GEOG-90008
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)
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7/17/2023 - 7/21/2023
Synchronous web-based class meetings that are scheduled to meet online at published times (time/date).
Trevor is an instructor at NewSchool of Architecture + Design.
Earlier in his career, Trevor lived in the wilderness of Tennessee for two years as a wilderness counselor for adjudicated youths. In San Francisco, he managed four multi-million dollar philanthropic campaigns for the United Way of the Bay Area. He took numerous, long solo motorcycle journeys throughout Mexico, Central America, and the United States in order to undertake academic research and promote his international development organization.
Besides teaching at NewSchool of Architecture + Design, Trevor is the founder of Pangea Proxima, an international non-profit organization, focused on increasing access to education and health, while promoting sustainable building in developing nations. He also founded and is a co...Read More
Early enrollment advised.
No UCSD parking permit required.
No visitors permitted.
No refunds after: 7/10/2023.
This is a live online course that does not use Canvas. Instructor will contact student 24-hours in advance of start date with Zoom information (please check email associated with STUDENT'S account - not parent's account). This course does not require any supplies. Contact email@example.com with all questions.
|7/17/2023||Mon||1:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.|
|7/18/2023||Tue||1:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.|
|7/19/2023||Wed||1:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.|
|7/20/2023||Thu||1:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.|
|7/21/2023||Fri||1:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.|
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Pre-College Programs department at 858-534-0804 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about when this course will be offered again.