Climate Change

September 7, 2015

In this brief activity, students consider how the storm, and the rebuilding of New Orleans, affected people differently, depending on their income and race.   

April 20, 2015

In two readings and discussion, students think critically about the connection between cars and climate change, and compare U.S. transportation systems with those of Europe, where people rely less on cars.  

April 16, 2015

Quick quizzes and facts about water use, climate change, and controversy surrounding California's record drought.  

April 10, 2015

Students analyze and discuss photos to learn about the impact of climate change, resilience, and the climate justice movement.   

April 4, 2015

Students consider three numbers: the Obama administration's newly announced target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions; the target scientists advise; and the zero target called for by many conservatives.   

March 22, 2015

Students learn about the cyclone that devastated the Pacific nation of Vanuatu on March 14, 2015, and how it relates to climate change, then send a message to Vanuatu's UN representative.  

February 28, 2015

This 10-15-minute activity touches on key arguments for and against the XL Pipeline proposal President Obama just vetoed.  

February 8, 2015

A brief activity on the movement to get colleges, cities, churches and other entities to divest from fossil fuels, pegged to Global Divestment Day on Feb. 13-14, 2015.  

September 13, 2014

The People's Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014 was the largest climate march in history. In this lesson students learn about the march and the current scientific consensus on climate change, and consider what we and political leaders should do about it. 

April 21, 2014

Scientists are getting more specific about the pace of climate change, warning that we have very little time left to stop it. Activists are pursuing divestment movements and boycotts. In this activity, students read about these efforts and plan their own climate-saving action.