Climate Change

Students explore the issue of creating safe city spaces for bicyclists and collaboratively problem-solve around this issue with respect to their own communities, or one with a similar climate change focus.

Students explore two  recently developed youth-centered environmental programs and teach each other about them by sharing their takeaways and personal connections.

The lesson supports students in discussing possible responses to the experience of feeling “sad, anxious, angry, powerless, helpless, or guilty” about the climate crisis. 

When wildfires cause a smoky, scary day, this listening circle can provide comfort and support for both young people and adults. 

Morningside's founding executive director shares a story about smoke, the climate crisis, and his brand new book. 

Educators often say that books can teach us so much. What lessons can young people learn from fiction about how to cope with climate change?  Here are seven lessons that can be adapted for different age groups, using quotes from climate fiction.

An expanded guide of fiction to engage your students in an imaginative exploration of the climate crisis (updated July 2023).

Morningside's founding executive director guides educators on using SEL and equity strategies to teach for climate justice. His new book comes out on June 27.

A listing of novels and movies for high school students and adults exploring dystopic futures and the social and practical effects of climate change.

A listing of novels that take a positive, visionary approach to the subject of climate change, focusing on fighting and adapting to climate change. Includes discussion questions.