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Learning Goals for Activity 1 - The Anthropocene.

This activity is about the Anthropocene.

The Anthropocene refers to the suggested name for a new epoch (geological division of time) where anthropogenic (human) action has left distinct marks in the geological record. It is debated if this epoch started at the time of industrialization or nuclear testing. Some even argue that it has roots going back to the Neolithic period.

The learning goals of this activity focus on the following topics:

  • What is meant by the terms Anthropocene and anthropocentrism?

  • How the human has become as a geological force.

  • How human action spans across time, extending beyond our own lifetimes

  • How humans wield immense powers, while still being small in relation to natural forces

  • How our actions and practices can last for long periods of time on planet Earth and how this changes how the figure of the human is understood

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