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Lowell School to co-host climate change institute that dovetails with humanities curriculum

By Sophie Austin April 24, 2019 Two years after introducing a new curriculum that uses the humanities to teach sixth-graders about climate change, DC’s Lowell School is looking to help others replicate the program. “I was looking for a topic in social studies that would really help middle schoolers be motivated to learn complex economics, […]

Climate Lessons Update – April 2019

Letter to Climate Change Educators We have ANOTHER new curriculum resource for you! Happy Spring! The snow is almost melted here in Minneapolis and we are excited about warmer temperatures. We are also excited to release our second Humanities Module — Water Scarcity and Perseverance: A Humanities Module — co-produced with Lowell School! This standards-based, […]

Climate Lessons Update – March 2019

Letter to Climate Change Educators CHECK OUT OUR NEW CURRICULUM! We are thrilled to release a new climate change curriculum, co-produced with Lowell School! Innovation and Renewable Energy: A Humanities Module is a standards-based, interdisciplinary humanities module that uses the true story of William Kamkwamba — from The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Bryan […]

Climate Lessons Update – February 2019

Letter to Climate Change Educators Climate change is an interdisciplinary issue. We know climate change intersects with not only scientific, but also political, social, and economic dimensions. Learning about climate change in a subject other than science gives new context and offers diverse opinions and ideas to help students learn about the world around us, […]

Weather Woman

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read Weather Woman by Cai Emmons. Devarati Bhattacharya, K-16 STEM Education Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Nebraska – Lincoln, reviewed the book. Although Weather Woman is not featured in our new Climate Change Reading Guide, you can find it on our Humanities Curriculum page. The TeachClimate Network […]

A Journey of Discovery

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Betsy Wilkening, Tucson Water Education Coordinator in Arizona, reviewed the book and how educators can use it in their classrooms, tying it to current events. Important to note is the interdisciplinary nature of this book. It could […]

Climate change education in action

The December edition of Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, Climate Literacy: Educating with the Future in Mind, puts a spotlight on the urgent need for climate change education and provides case studies of climate change education in action. We are proud to see Climate Generation’s programs and partners featured prominently throughout the issue with our Director […]

Climate Lessons Update – January 2019

Letter to Climate Change Educators Happy New Year! We hope you are rested and ready to take on 2019. Enjoy this month’s CLU with a list of our most popular education stories, data, and resources of 2018. Take a look at the list and set some goals to #teachclimate this year! As we look ahead […]

Climate Lessons Update – December 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) starts today in Poland! About 200 countries from around the world will be attending to: adopt the guidelines for how the Paris Agreement will be implemented; signal that nations will strengthen their climate commitments by 2020, particularly given the IPCC’s assessment of 1.5°C; […]

We Rise: the movement is youth

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Justin Spizman. Heidi Auel, educator in Brainerd, Minnesota, reviewed the book. We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet is featured in our […]