Global Studies developed World Ecosystems Beyond Borders (WEBB): An Environmental Curriculum for Wisconsin Students to help middle school teachers bring global environmental issues to their science and social studies classrooms and challenge students to compare environmental issues faced by Wisconsin populations with similar issues faced by communities abroad.

The curriculum units relied heavily on web-based resources and over the past few years have, as a consequence, fallen badly out of date.

Because Global Studies lacks the resources to overhaul the units top to bottom we have decided to archive the curriculum. The structure, exercises, and many of the resources will still be valuable; and the units themselves offer a strong model to build on. We could not, however, continue to offer the units as an ongoing concern due to their datedness.

Please feel free to browse and utilize those units that are of interest and use to you:

Aquifer Depletion: Waukesha, Wisconsin and Sana'a, Yemen (Water Supply)
Available in the following formats: pdf | word | powerpoint (summary)

Mining: Environmental and Societal Impacts, Crandon, Wisconsin & the DRC (Resource Management)
Available in the following formats: pdf | word | powerpoint (summary)

Dams: Removal and Construction in Wisconsin and China (Water Management)
Available in the following formats: pdf | word

Factory Farms: Environmental and Societal Impacts in Wisconsin and Poland (Agriculture)
Available in the following formats: pdf | word