Facing the Future Releases Second Edition of “Exploring Global Issues” Curriculum

Facing the Future, developer of global sustainability curricula for educators around the world and a program of Western Washington University, has published its second edition of “Exploring Global Issues: Social, Economic, and Environmental Interconnections” for students in grades 9-12.   

“Exploring Global Issues” serves as a both a complementary resource when teaching core subjects and a stand-alone global issues and sustainability course.

“This revision offer a more inclusive look at gender along with a new discussion of transgender issues, an updated discussion of gender equity issues on both a national and global scale, and revised teaching materials that focus on the latest materials and resources available for secondary teachers,” said Dr. Colleen Clemens, author of a gender chapter added to the second edition.

Clemens serves as an associate professor or non-Western literatures and director of women’s and gender studies in Kutztown University’s department of English. Her research explores representations of Islamic veiling in literature and popular culture, Feminist memoir, and women and violence. Clemens earned her Ph.D. in English and gender studies from Lehigh University.

Facing the Future is an organization that supports educators in their task of providing students the skills, tools and perspectives to become fulfilled human beings, responsible global citizens, and effective stewards of a sustainable future.

To learn more about “Exploring Global Issues” or Facing the Future, visit facingthefuture.org or email facingthefuture@wwu.edu.