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.
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.
Students consider how some politicians have used the cold weather to deny climate change and explore the science and statistics behind this common argument.
President Trump has announced that his administration will dramatically reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah. Through readings and discussion, students consider this move and wider questions about how public lands in the United States should be used.
Quick quizzes and facts about water use, climate change, and controversy surrounding California's record drought.
Students analyze and discuss photos to learn about the impact of climate change, resilience, and the climate justice movement.
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.
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.
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Students consider American consumption of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas; learn about new methods of extracting these fuels; and discuss their pros & cons.