F. Love the One You're With





1. A Tree I Know

2. All New World

3. Eating Sunlight

4. Trash Investigators

5. World in a Window

6. What You Think Is What You Get

7. Earth Caretakers

8. Earthlings

9. Wondrous Planet



1. A Tree I Know


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2. All New World


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3. Eating Sunlight


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4. Trash Investigators


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5. World in a Window


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6. What You Think Is What You Get


Story Source:


Sikora, Rae. Personal account.


Additional Material:


Cromie, William. "Verbal beatings hurt as much as sexual abuse." Harvard University Gazette. 26 April 2007.

Web: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2007/04/verbal-beatings-hurt-as-much-as-sexual-abuse/

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Khamsi, Roxanne. "Early verbal abuse may reduce language ability." New Scientist. 19 October 2006.

Web: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn10332

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"Music to the Ears Of Some Stroke Victims." CBS News. 20 February 2008.

Web: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/20/earlyshow/main3851691.shtml

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"Violent Music Lyrics Increase Aggressive Thoughts And Feelings, According To New Study; Even Humorous Violent Songs Increase Hostile Feelings." ScienceDaily. 5 May 2003.

Web: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/05/030505084039.htm

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7. Earth Caretakers


Story Sources:


Story One

True story as witnessed and reported by Rae Sikora from her experience in Minnesota in the late 1980s


Story Two

True story told to Rae Sikora by an Israeli lumber company buyer visiting Maine in 1999


Story Three

True story as witnessed and researched by Rae Sikora in Western Wisconsin in the 1990s


Story Four

Based on a true story viewed by Rae Sikora on undercover footage



8. Earthlings


Story Source:


"Children become latest source of renewable energy." Russia Today: Art&Fun. 9 November, 2008.

Web: http://www.russiatoday.com/Art_and_Fun/2008-11-09/Children_become_latest_source_of_renewable_energy_.html

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Background Information:


Climate Change North: Glossary

Web: http://www.climatechangenorth.ca/H1_Glossary.html

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Climate Change North: High School Backgrounder—Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)

Web: http://www.climatechangenorth.ca/section-BG/BG_HS_03_O_E.html

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"Coral Reef Builders Vulnerable to Ocean Acidification." U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. 4 January 2008

Web: http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1847

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eschooltoday: Let's have fun learning! Climate Change

Web: http://www.eschooltoday.com/climatechange.swf

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"Immediate action needed to save corals from climate change." Environmental News Network. 14 December 2007.

Web: http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/27383

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Lovgren, Stefan. "Warming to Cause Catastrophic Rise in Sea Level?" National Geographic News. 26 April 2004

Web: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/04/0420_040420_earthday.html

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"Ocean Less Effective At Absorbing Carbon Dioxide Emitted By Human Activity." ScienceDaily. 23 February 2009.

Web: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090216092937.htm

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Perlman, David. "Arctic ice thinning, glacier melt accelerates." San Francisco Chronicle. 19 March 2008.

Web: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/19/MNA3VM2A6.DTL

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"Senate Report 110-276—Coral Reef Conservation Amendments Act of 2007." The Library of Congress

Web: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/cpquery/?&dbname=cp110&sid=cp110JhViS&refer=&r_n=sr276.110&item=&sel=TOC_3716&

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"Unit Conversions, Emissions Factors, and Other Reference Data." United States Environmental Protection Agency: Climate Change. November 2004

Web: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/downloads/emissionsfactorsbrochure2004.pdf

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United States Environmental Protection Agency: Climate Change

Web: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange

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United States Environmental Protection Agency: Climate Change—Kids Site

Web: http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/

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"Warm oceans slow coral growth." Australian Institute of Marine Science. 25 February 2009.

Web: http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20092502-18836.html

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"What is Global Warming?" Clean Air—Cool Planet.

Web: http://www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/information/index.php

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Activity Three:


"Appliance energy usage: How much does it cost per year to operate your appliances?" OtterTail Power Company.

Web: https://www.otpco.com/SaveEnergyMoney/CalculateYourSavings/Pages/ApplianceEnergyUsage.aspx 

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"Why are my power bills so high? Which appliances use the most power?" HowStuffWorks.

Web: http://home.howstuffworks.com/question272.htm

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For Students—What Can I Do? Source Material: 


Calculate your personal carbon footprint


"Carbon Footprint Calculator: What's My Carbon Footprint?" The Nature Conservancy.

Web: http://www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/calculator/

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"Footprint Calculator." Global Footprint Network

Web: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/ 


"Household Emissions Calculator." United States Environmental Protection Agency: Climate Change.

Web: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ind_calculator.html

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Tips for cutting your carbon footprint


Gershon, David. Journey for the Planet: A Kid’s Five Week Adventure to create an Earth-friendly Life. New York: Empowerment Institute, 2007.


Gershon, David, Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds. New York: Empowerment Institute, 2006.


The Dangers of plastic bags


"The Dangers of Plastic Bags." University of Florida.

Web: http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/FYN/FYNPubs/TheDangersofPlasticBags.pdf

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"Haller Park." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 6 June 2013

Web: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haller_Park

Permanent link: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Haller_Park&oldid=558647901


Main, Douglas. "7 Resolutions for a Better Planet." LiveScience. 4 January 2013.

Web: http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3950-7-resolutions-for-earth.html

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Miller, Joe (Author), Wilson McLean (Illustrator). If the Earth ... were a few feet in diameter. Seymour, CT: Greenwich Workshop Press. 1998.


Moskowitz, Clara. "What Makes Earth Special Compared to Other Planets." SPACE.com. 8 July 2008.

Web: http://www.space.com/5595-earth-special-compared-planets.html

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