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Author

Citizens' Climate Education

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Lesson Plans
  • Videos, 39 minutes, 49 seconds, CC
  • Activity - Classroom
  • Worksheets
  • Presentation Slides

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Google Docs, Google Slides, Microsoft Powerpoint

Climate Classroom

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Synopsis
  • In this series of 14 lesson plans, teachers will guide students through three modules of climate topics that focus on the impacts of climate change, climate solutions, and climate action.
  • The lesson plans include videos, activities, and slide presentations, and are designed to be completed in 40 to 45 minutes each.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This comprehensive unit is aligned with language arts, social studies, and science standards.
  • There are many resources provided and the students will be engaged in different types of learning.

Additional Prerequisites

  • You must watch the introductory training video (~40 mins) before requesting access to the resources via the Google form linked on the site.
  • You must use the links in the lesson plans to get access to the editable content.
  • CCL requests feedback for using their content.
  • There are no standards selected for this collection of lessons because it encompasses a variety of topics, disciplines, and grade levels.

Differentiation

  • The content is focused on middle school grades, but it could be differentiated for older students by assigning additional readings or having students complete more in-depth research.
  • If you aren't able to use the entire platform of lessons, choose the lessons or activities that fit in with your schedule and curriculum.
Scientist Notes
This resource contains a climate classroom curriculum and training video to engage students to facilitate and lead climate conversations and action in their community. It is interactive and suitable to upskill students' advocacy, facilitation, and leadership skills. There is a very high confidence in using this resource when teaching.
Standards

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • RI.AA.7.7 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
    • Writing (K-12)
      • W.IW.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts (including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes) to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
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