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Climate Generation


3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Social Studies, Civics

Resource Type

  • Project

Regional Focus

Global, North America, United States, USA - Midwest



Climate Commitments: School Board Resolution Toolkit

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  • This toolkit provides action steps for students to present and pass a climate resolution through their school district's school board.
  • The toolkit includes a template that will guide students as they write their resolution. 
Teaching Tips


  • The toolkit gives step-by-step directions for students to take action in their community.
  • Climate Generation will provide individual support to help students build a climate strategy.
  • The school board resolution template is a strong start for students.

Additional Prerequisites

  • To download the toolkit, teachers need to enter an email and type in a code sent to the email address. 
  • The links to Youth Environmental Activists and iMatter on page 4 do not work.


  • This project could be a school-wide initiative. Older students could build leadership skills by visiting younger students' classrooms to talk about the project and explain the importance of climate education and civic engagement.
  • Students in private or charter schools can research who they should appeal to in order to advocate for climate education in their own institutions.
Scientist Notes
This toolkit has no contradiction and it is recommended for climate actions and education.

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

  • Social Studies
    • Active Citizenship in the 21st Century - Civics, Government, and Human Rights
      • 6.3.5.CivicsPD.1: Develop an action plan that addresses issues related to climate change and share with school and/or community members.
      • 6.3.5.CivicsPD.3: Propose a solution to a local issue after considering evidence and the perspectives of different groups, including community members and local officials.
      • 6.3.8.CivicsPD.2: Propose and defend a position regarding a public policy issue at the appropriate local, state, or national level.
      • 6.3.8.CivicsPR.4: Use evidence and quantitative data to propose or defend a public policy related to climate change.
    • Active Citizenship in the 21st Century - Geography, People, and the Environment
      • 6.3.5.GeoHE.1: Plan and participate in an advocacy project to inform others about the impact of climate change at the local or state level and propose possible solutions.
    • U.S. History: America in the World - Civics, Government, and Human Rights
      • 6.1.5.CivicsCM.6: Cite evidence from a variety of sources to describe how a democracy depends upon and responds to individuals' participation.
      • 6.1.8.CivicsPI.3.c: Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of citizens, political parties, interest groups, and the media in a variety of governmental and nongovernmental contexts.
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