SEP Virtual Learning Program (c) 2012: Lesson: Atlanta and Global Renewable Energy Leadership


Instructional Design:   W. Calvin Anderson, M.Ed

Atlanta Green Technology Academy: Founder: Maurice Roberts

 Orientation Lesson Two: Atlanta CIFAL and Global Renewable Energy Leadership

Orientation: This orientation exercise is a platform for discussion about leadership and local, national and international vision for the benefit of the local and greater society. It is part of a series which will share how our Mayor Kasim Reed and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce are making history working with the United Nations to improve the quality of life for Atlanta residents by enhancing the environment now and for years to come as an example with sister cities around the world. The lesson includes: Computer-based Learning/English Language Arts/Critical Thinking. This lesson is compliant with the U.S. Department of Education and the State of Georgia Common Core Standards in the English Language Arts.


It Take Leadership to Create The Future in an International City

Lesson Content:

Mayor Kasim Reed provides leadership both in the City of Atlanta as well as in our nation and the global society. Sustainable and renewable energy involved saving the planet and job creation. The environmental studies related to this topic include: economics, finance, policy, business, technology, government, pollution, environmental safety, non-profits, humanities, pharmaceuticals, large multinational corporations and psychology.

Hello young learners! You have been invited to visit this site and this lesson from the Atlanta Green Technology Academy – SEP Virtual Learning © 2012  

Our academy is located in Atlanta near your historic neighborhood and we have great respect for your afterschool program leaders. They have asked you to work on this lesson during Computer Lab. They have told us that you are very special and we want to share with you very special information that students from Atlanta and from all over the world – may never know – about how Atlanta as a city makes a difference.

The information below is about the leadership of the Mayor of the City of Atlanta and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce:

The City of Atlanta Partnered with 18 International Sister Cities to Help The United Nation with an Economic Development Forum on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in October 2010

Atlanta – The Atlanta Sister Cities Commission and CIFAL Atlanta will welcome approximately 100 delegates from throughout the world for the third “Sister Cities Economic Development Global Partnership Forum: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy,” last October at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. The program will utilize the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Knowledge Management methodology, which is based on experience-based sharing of best practices, panel discussions, and action plans for successful implementation Delegates from Guatemala City, Guatemala; Nürnberg, Germany; Salcedo, Dominican Republic; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Newcastle, England. Local stakeholders, business leaders and representatives from academic institutions and the diplomatic corps participated in the Forum. They shared knowledge on ways to encourage investment and accelerate the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and practices.
“The City of Atlanta is committed to investing in clean and renewable energy,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “By focusing on sustainability, we will improve the quality of life for Atlanta residents by enhancing the environment now and for years to come.”
“It is my goal for Atlanta to become one of the top ten sustainable cities in the nation, and I look forward to sharing ideas and best practices with the delegates at the Sister Cities forum,” added Mayor Reed.
The forum was organized by CIFAL Atlanta with the support of the City of Atlanta’s Division of Sustainability, Advisory Committee on International Relations (ACIR), the Atlanta Development Authority (ADA), Arnall Golden & Gregory LLP and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. The 2010 forum will provide a venue to share best practices, successful approaches and implementable solutions around clean energy. This forum will allow us to learn from each other and establish deeper relationships enabling all participants to assist each other in solving common problems.
“Atlanta’s Sister Cities conference continues to build upon Atlanta’s legacy as the place to make international business connections,” said Sam A. Williams, president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Energy efficiency and renewable energy are vital tools needed for our city’s continued economic development and quality of life.”
Workshops examined sustainability in water management, land use and regional planning, integrated waste management and methane capture and reuse, and transit / green space initiatives to improve quality of life and reduce congestion. The goal of CIFAL Atlanta’s Environmental Sustainability program is to provide a forum for governments and civil society leaders to share best practices for implementing ecologically sound policies that support and stimulate long-term economic growth.


The purpose of this English language Arts reading and writing assignment is to find out how carefully you read and to understanding what you think about leadership and city planning..


Computer Lab Part I.    This is a Reading Comprehension Assignment: Read the lesson.

Computer Lab Part II.

For more information, visit the CIFAL Atlanta Web site at

CRCT – Reading

By Grade 8, students have developed the analytical reading skills to read, understand, and analyze both literary and informational texts. Additionally, these students successfully read and understand many different types of texts across subjects. Students should be able to determine what unfamiliar words mean based on how they are used. Students should also grasp how authors use language differently depending on their purpose and the literary genre.

The Reading activities focus on some of the concepts that are assessed on the Grade 8 CRCT Reading domain. These domains are as follows:

Reading Skills and Vocabulary Acquisition

Literary Comprehension

Information and Media Literacy

CRCT – Social Studies

In Grade 8, students study Georgia history, geography, government, and economics. While the four state domains are interwoven, ample opportunity is also provided for in-depth study of Georgia history and the government of Georgia. While U.S. historical events are included to help students understand the impact of those events on Georgia and to help students understand Georgia’s role in the history of the United States, the focus is on Georgia.

The Social Studies activities focus on some of the topics assessed on the Grade 8 CRCT Social Studies domains. These domains are as follows:





8th Grade Statewide Social Studies Test CRCT

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