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Blueprints for Instruction

There are many ways to construct a high school Earth and Space Science class.  This blueprint provides a year-long roadmap to follow if you are so inclined. Use it as is, or use it for inspiration.

TXESS Revolution: Based on the TXESS PDA themes

This blueprint for high school Earth and Space science is designed to serve as a coherent framework for teachers to follow as they teach a one-year course (approximately 30 weeks). It is organized on eight large themes in earth system science that were presented in the NSF-sponsored TeXas Earth and Space Science (TXESS) Revolution teacher professional development program. The blueprint does not attempt to cover all of Earth and Space Science, but rather it takes an in-depth look at some key topics that are critical for understanding the challenges that humans face in living on this “restless planet.”