CURRICULUM

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

The Climate Crisis is this generation’s biggest challenge. Save Our Shores is committed to ensuring that our region’s youth have the knowledge, skills, and support to boldly enter the climate conversation and advocate for a just, sustainable future. Visit S.O.S. WaveMakers to LEARN MORE!

Our programs team is in the process of developing our own regional focussed climate change curriculum that we expect to roll out before the end of the year. 

The real-life stories and the changes taking place in our natural world offer a unique and timely teaching opportunity for educators. The science and evidence of the climate change presented in this video series provides the foundation for authentic learning experiences through interdisciplinary inquiry. FREE STANDARDS-BASED LESSON PLANS & VIDEOS

The climate crisis threatens our students’ lives. And yet, throughout the United States, schools have failed to put the climate at the center of the curriculum. To address this gulf between the climate emergency and schools’ inadequate response, the Zinn Education Project has launched a campaign to “Teach Climate Justice.” READ MORE & VIEW LESSON PLANS

ACE’s Our Climate Our Future is an award-winning video experience that educates young people on the science of climate change and empowers them to take action. Since 2009, ACE has educated two million students and trained over 4,000 student leaders. FREE STANDARDS-BASED LESSON PLANS & VIDEOS

Committed to the exploration of cultural, environmental, and social issues, we offer a rich library of multimedia stories comprised of award-winning films, photo essays, and articles. Companion curriculum and discussion guides are also available. All for free. VIEW LESSON PLANS

ELEMENTARY

It’s not just possible, it’s critical to engage children in thinking about our environment at every age, and that includes the challenges climate change presents our environment today.—Chicago Academy of Sciences

It can be overwhelming determining how to talk to children about climate change, which is often a difficult topic of discussion for adults. Climate change is complicated and often extremely abstract, and it can be intimidating or even frightening to think about. What’s more, children at different developmental stages engage with these issues in very different ways. These age-appropriate guides provide ways to start simple discussions about environmental impacts with children. LESSONS FOR AGES 2-12

Where does climate change belong in the curriculum, anyway? Teachers and education organizations are introducing climate change in subjects from social studies to math to English language arts, and at every grade level, from preschool on up. This article includes ways to broach the subject with students, no matter what subject you teach. MORE AT NPR.ORG

JANUARY 29, 2019

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