A climate change curriculum to empower the climate strike generation

 
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The problem….

“Climate change will affect our children much more than older generations. But what is an age-appropriate way to engage them in the subject? This page is intended as a starting point for teachers and others to find resources for climate change education.”

“How to talk to kids about climate change (without scaring the bejeezus out of them)” main issues of climate change for children from 11-16 years old,

96% of students feel that they do not know a lot about climate change.

68% of students want to learn more about climate change and the environment.

75% of teachers feel they haven’t received adequate training to educate students about climate change.

We need to help young people explore a variety of perspectives surrounding the urgency of the climate emergency and ecological crisis.

Bringing empathy into teaching strategies. Supporting young people’s sense of confidence and connection to a rapidly changing world.

Schools have the chance to back "real change" and an end to…..

What we think is important about what we are offering…

1.) Listen to the climate strike generation

Get the climate crisis onto the school curriculum.
Climate change is the biggest issue of our time and it must be part of our education if the next generation is to understand the cause and effect and feel empowered in their futures.

Make a curriculum that fits into existing school curriculum.

Make a curriculum that doesn’t tell, make one that involves


2.) Offer a safe space to talk about "the big stuff"
In an ever-changing global environment, it’s more important than ever to offer our children a safe, supportive space to be talking about some of the overwhelming things happening around them.
3.) Support teachers with new ways of teaching & learning to facilitate discussions
We can’t approach our global issues by teaching subject matter alone - it is important to support teachers (and parents) in developing new strategies for guiding discussions and creating safe spaces in the classroom for tricky conversations.
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What have we created….A learning journey that will open your eyes and…

“interviews from people around the world giving their perspective on climate change, lesson plans and activities (such as ideas for debates and games). Resources cover adaptation, responses, ideas to mitigate the effects, the controversy behind climate change, those affected by climate change and more”

“resources include cross-curricular ideas to support learning and critical thinking about climate change. Provided are information about climate change, personal stories, short films relating to the issues of climate change, and ideas to engage students through activites and discussion.”

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Supported by:

UK Student Climate Network, UK Youth Climate Coalition, The Guardian, BBC, UK100, Change.org, Teach the future, National Union of Students, Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS), 350.org, 38 Degrees, Amnesty UK, Campaign against Climate Change, Earth Strike UK, Extinction Rebellion Youth, Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), Global Action Plan, Global Justice Now, Green New Deal UK, Greenpeace UK, Parents 4 the Future, People & Planet, People’s Health Movement UK, The Climate Coalition, The Climate Crisis Foundation, The Equality Trust, UK Student Climate Network, UK Youth Climate Coalition, The Guardian, BBC, UK100, Change.org, Teach the future, National Union of Students, Department of Education, Birmingham Council, This school, that school, this school, that school.