Classes Simulate UN Climate Change Conference

Putting project-based learning into practice, three VES classes—English, History and AP Environmental Science (APES)—collaborated to simulate the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, an international meeting of political leaders and activists to discuss environmental issues and set policy. Matt LaFreniere’s English students served as journalists reporting on the issues and the event, Jake Barton’s APES students were the scientists bringing essential information for discussion and debate, and Dr. Zach Wakefield’s history students took on the roles of various heads of state. Hunt Bailey ’20, who presided as the conference moderator, said, "I loved the conference format. It allowed me to learn hands-on and think through different perspectives as we studied environmental policy, journalism, and statesmanship.”
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