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Teaching Young People about Climate Change

We’re excited to announce the publication of our newest book.  Teaching Young People about Climate Change will be available in February 2018. This 80-page book brings together 20 articles and many activities from Green Teacher magazine to aid any educator in tackling this essential topic with K-8 students. The activities have the capacity to help young people appreciate the energy forms, solar cooking techniques, options for sustainable transportation, and much more.

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Stories in the Data

What can elementary and middle school children learn about the world around them by looking at the numbers?

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Activity: Climate Change Denial

Exploring the phenomenon of climate change denial, what lies behind it and the dangers it presents, and considering what might be done.
An activity from "Unleashing blessed unrest as the heating happens," Green Teacher 94, Fall 2011

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Activity: Weathering Climate Confusion

An activity from "Unleashing blessed unrest as the heating happens"
Clarifying the difference between climate and weather while alerting students to levels of public confusion about the two terms.

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Climate Change Despair and Empowerment Activity Sequence

An activity from "Unleashing blessed unrest as the heating happens"
Encouraging students to share their anxieties about climate change futures; helping them discover that others share their fears; fostering their disposition and readiness to take action.

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Activity: Guidebook for Survivors

An activity from "Unleashing blessed unrest as the heating happens"
Students work within an imagined dystopian climate change scenario to develop a guidebook for climate change survivors. They then transform gloom into purposefulness and pro-activity by considering whether they and others could act on their guidebook now to avoid global warming, and to what effect.

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Going off-ramp: A car trip reduction plan for schools

Any school group can use the off ramp framework to develop car trip reduction strategies suited to their community. The following are guidelines for planning and implementing a successful program. Excerpted from the book "Teaching About Climate Change"

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Is climate change good for us?

An activity for exploring how changes in climate could affect daily life and influence the economy of a region.
From the book "Teaching About Climate Change"

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Counting the real costs of cars

An activity for high school students and adults
From "Teaching About Climate Change"

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The Clean Air Game

A fun, active outdoor game for helping students visualize how human activities enhance the natural greenhouse effect.
FROM: TEACHING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

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The Carbon Dioxide Game

A fun, active outdoor game for helping students visualize how human activities enhance the natural greenhouse effect.
FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2003 ISSUE

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Rethinking Climate Change Education

Apart from teaching about climate change from a scientific perspective, developing attitudes and behaviors that will enable people to mitigate and adapt to climate change will require a holistic approach—the authors detail six important components which could form the basis for such an approach. (Appropriate for grades 7 and up)

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Growing Behavior Change

Strategies for making positive changes in students’ behaviors and attitudes towards the environment, whether students are taught on a short- or long-term basis. (For all ages)

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Unleashing Blessed Unrest As the Heating Happens (Activities)

Originally appears in the Fall 2011 issue

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Unleashing Blessed Unrest As the Heating Happens

How learning spaces can help to avoid the worst scenarios now before us for the heating of the planet, followed by four learning activities

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Climate Change and Regional Geography

Climate change can bring an immediate and pressing relevance to the study of geography, coaxing new ideas out of worn textbooks.

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