Our Changing Climate for Grades 3-6

These five lesson plans are interdisciplinary in nature, standards-based, help students master the requisite background information on global climate change processes, and teach how to communicate about the issue using communication strategies.

Our Changing Climate for Grades 6-12

These six interdisciplinary lesson plans help students master the requisite background information on global climate change processes, the importance of the Arctic to global climate, the potential effects of global warming in the Arctic, and to consider what could/should be done in response.

Next Generation Climate for Grades 6-8

Next Generation Climate is a six lesson, interdisciplinary, middle school climate change curriculum that has students investigate the cause of the global temperature change, research the major repercussions of climate change, and find out how they can monitor and minimize those repercussions. Next Generation Climate allows students to dive deep into graphs and data and practice the skills of argumentation and engineering design. This curriculum uses the Next Generation Science Standards as a framework and is also aligned to Climate and Energy Literacy standards.

Citizen Climate Curriculum for Grades 9-12

Citizen Climate is for high school students and focuses on global climate solutions. This curriculum emphasizes civic engagement and helps teachers and students understand the critical and complex climate solutions being discussed on the national and international stage, including equity in climate change international negotiations.

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Curriculum for Grades 3-12

This set of lesson plans explores Minnesota’s unique biomes and what a changing climate will mean for the state. It is considered a model for place based climate change education.

Experience Energy for Grades 3-8

These lessons introduce students to energy basics, emphasizes the connection between our energy use and consumption, the resulting impact on our climate and energy solutions that mitigate its impact.

Baffin Island Expedition Supplement for Grades 3-12

Read exciting written journal entries from Will Steger and partners on their expedition to Baffin Island, documenting the impact of global warming on the Arctic environment. Expeditions are linked to lesson plans for grades 3-12.

Ellesmere Island Expedition Supplement for Grades 3-12

Read exciting written journal entries from Will Steger and partners on their expedition to Ellesmere Island, documenting the impact of global warming on the Arctic environment. Expeditions are linked to lesson plans for grades 3-12.

Download Sample Lessons

The following sample lesson plans from Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy are a part of the Next Generation Climate curriculum. They can be used as stand alone lessons, or as part of the entire 6-lesson curriculum. Each of these lessons is aligned with Minnesota state science, social studies and language arts standards, the Next […]