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Climate Lessons Update – November 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators We’re excited to announce that our 14th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education is open for registration! After 14 years of building a nationwide network of climate change educators, the time has come to take the Institute on the road. We couldn’t be more lucky to partner with Lowell […]

Position Statement on Climate Change Education in the Humanities

This fall/winter we are releasing new humanities content for English language arts (ELA), social studies, art, and environmental studies classes. The following position statement gives reasoning for the importance of including climate change education in humanities classes. Introduction The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late […]

Be Bold: Lessons from Drawdown Learn

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Drawdown Learn Conference held at the Omega Institute in New York. Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. No really, it is. And that’s the title of the book, edited by Paul Hawken. The book ranks 80 solutions with abundant […]

New Beginnings

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read The End We Start From by Megan Hunter. Betsy Wilkening, Tucson Water Education Coordinator in Arizona, reviewed the book. Important to note is the interdisciplinary nature of this book. It could be used in an ELA, art, science, or social studies class. Also, The End We […]

Climate Lessons Update – October 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators Across the world we are seeing more and more extreme weather; from Hurricane Florence to Typhoons Trami and Mangkhut, to exceptional drought conditions across much of the southwestern U.S. These intense storms and prolonged weather events are taking a toll on people, animals, and the land and water around us. […]

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. Krista Hiser, Professor of English at Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu, HI reviewed the book. Important to note is the interdisciplinary nature of this book. It could be used in an ELA, science, environmental […]

Climate Change in the Classroom Part 4: Climate Change Activities for Any Class

Climate change lessons and material doesn’t have to be isolated in science classes alone. This blog is number four of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content was collected from teacher papers completed […]

Announcing our new documentary: Green Careers for a Changing Climate

“We need Green STEM jobs to help mitigate climate change. Climate change is something that affects all of us, regardless of race, class, creed, whatever it is. And that’s the common thread. If we do our part as residents of the world…by installing green infrastructure, finding better ways and more efficient ways to use power, […]

Climate Change in the Classroom Part 3: Environmental Science/Biology

There might not be a specific climate change standard in your state, but that doesn’t mean climate change doesn’t fit. This blog is number three of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content […]

Climate Lessons Update – September 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators The school year is officially upon us, which means you’re planning lessons, learning names, and grading papers. And we’re here to help! We just launched our newest free resource, Green Careers for a Changing Climate, a short documentary and discussion guide to introduce your students to the importance of Green […]