Introductory Workshop

Climate Change and Questions of Justice: A Choices Program Workshop

12:30 pm — 3:30 pm
Portland State University
Portland, OR

NOTE: This workshop is now full and registration is closed.

Join the Choices Program at Geofest! During this hands-on workshop participants will experience lessons and a role play activity from the Choices Climate Change and Questions of Justice unit (provided). Activities are designed to:

BUILD students’ critical thinking and analysis skills;
SUPPORT students in articulating their own perspectives;
EMPOWER students to make the changes they want regarding climate change.

The workshop will be facilitated by Melinda Gale, who is a Portland Public Schools teacher and a Choices Program Teaching Fellow.

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All participants receive a print format AND a one-year license for our Digital Editions format of the Choices Climate Change and Questions of Justice curriculum unit, lunch, access to all morning Geofest sessions, and PDUs.

Pre-registration is required. Early registration is advised.


This program is co-sponsored and supported by the Center for Geography Education in Oregon, and by the Center for Global Studies, the East Asia Center, and the South Asia Center at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act.


This interactive workshop is appropriate for middle and high school history, social studies, and humanities teachers, including AP and IB educators.

“Thank you again for a great session. One of the best PD experiences I have had in years.”
– Connie, Teacher from Connecticut

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