Comprehensive Model School Project (CMSP), NYC
Ninth grade Earth Science students in the Bronx explored issues of environmental justice and developed solutions for their community. The teacher introduced the topic of air quality in the school community by having her students research the school's place: surrounded by multiple highways, businesses that burn fossil fuels and a lack of green space. The students read about Robert Moses and the purposeful building of expressways through their neighborhood. This led to productive dialogue and brainstorming on solutions.