Climate Change

March 29, 2019

Fiction exploring the possibilities of a changed and changing climate can be a powerful way to make these abstract futures more immediate for ourselves and our students.This listing of climate fiction (cli-fi) includes brief descriptions of a range of short stories and novels, along with questions...

March 20, 2019

This series of lessons helps students (grades 3-5) learn about why is climate change is happening, why it matters, and what they can do about it.

March 7, 2019

This primer includes six short, interactive, multimodal lessons to help middle school students learn, think, and write about climate change – and consider how to take action.

February 22, 2019

Young people across the country are taking legal action to defend their right to a stable climate and healthy environment. In this activity students learn about the pioneering lawsuit Juliana v. United States, and discuss a short documentary about youth climate activists. 

January 12, 2019

Students look at photos, read about, and discuss some of the climate crises in 2018, then survey a range of actions being taken to address it.

January 12, 2019

Students compare the “Green New Deal” proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with President Roosevelt’s original New Deal. 

October 21, 2018

A new UN report on climate disruption points to the need for immediate action. In this lesson, students discuss the report and what kind of response it requires.

October 20, 2018

Young people are suing the U.S. government over climate change, and their case comes before federal court on October 29, 2018. In this lesson, students examine the suit, read the personal testimony of two of the plaintiffs, and consider other strategies that young people are using to affect climate...

February 4, 2018

Students consider how some politicians have used the cold weather to deny climate change and explore the science and statistics behind this common argument. 

December 3, 2017

Students learn about people around the globe who are being forced from their homes because of climate change, and think about how we as a society should respond.  This companion lesson encourages empathy for climate refugees.