Rebuild by Design Task Force, An Initiative of the President's Hurricane Sandy Rebuild
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- Presents a real-world example of using an interdisciplinary approach to solutions to the effects of Superstorm Sandy and predicted future climate change.
- Teachers and students could use this video to develop powerful essential questions and investigations. For example, students can take on roles of stakeholders and evaluate the top proposals in a mock scenario.
- Note that the original video and project (described here) date from 2015; the current state of each of the funded projects is presented on this website Rebuild By Design 2 years Later http://www.rebuildbydesign.org/resources/videos.
About the Science
- Rebuild by Design began as a competition seeking to address the structural and social vulnerabilities exposed by Superstorm Sandy by proposing innovative and implementable large-scale, design-driven infrastructure solutions.
- Presents solutions to the effects of climate change as interdisciplinary, using science and local knowledge to build resilience.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- The video discusses the importance of incorporating the local knowledge of vulnerable communities into solutions.
- Lacks teacher guide for a guided discussion or further questions.