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It will be useful to have a collection of climate change lesson plans that teachers or parents can use to help children understand the subject. These could be descriptive guides on what needs to be done in the lesson, contain tools & resources on the subject, indication on the time frame of the lesson, etc.
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Resources below are free to access & download. These can be used for classroom teaching as well as at home by parents.

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See the complete list of resources at “What Resources Can Be Used to Explain Climate Change to Children?” (OneSharedEarth, 2019).

TopicAgeCurriculum LinksResourcesInfoReference
Shaping our Future: The Climate Challenge7-14UK3 lessons, teacher guides, presentation slides, worksheet activities, debate cards, image bank, experimentsCovers climate, weather, water cycle, pressure, temperature, problems, goals“Shaping Our Future | Green Ambassadors” (WWF, 2016)
Climate change7-11Strand10 lessons, activities, worksheets, photographs, web linksCovers climate, weather, carbon, fossil fuels, greenhouse effect, biodiversity, transport, causes, evidence, solutions, community, leadership“Creating Futures - Climate Change Education for Senior Primary | Dublin City University” (www.dcu.ie, 2013)
Climate Change: Connections and Solutions11-14Canada9 lessons, background info, activities, discussion ideas, videos, websites, assignments, approximate timingsCovers carbon cycle, historic atmospheric CO2 trends, effects, carbon footprint, energy sources, resource distribution“Climate Change: Connections and Solutions- Gr. 6-8” (Resources4rethinking.ca, 2011)
Polar Bears & the Arctic8-11US5 activities, background info, worksheetsIntroduction to climate change using the topic of polar bears in the Arctic“Polar Bears & the Arctic” (Climate Classroom Kids, 2015)
Healthy food for a healthy planet7-11UK5 activities, background info, approximate timingsIntroduces the issue of climate change using food. Covers food production, impact of food choices, food labels, impact of climate change on growing food.“HEALTHY FOOD FOR A HEALTHY PLANET” (WWF)
Food Poster Presentation Activity11+GlobalSuggested activities, background info, approximate timingsAbout how food choices affect climate change. Covers transport, packaging, seasonal produce, food miles.“Food” (Carbon Partners)
Climate Change Summit Activity11+GlobalSuggested activities, background info, approximate timingsActivity to simulate a climate change summit. Covers carbon footprint, greenhouse gases, impacts, challenges, solutions.“Climate Change Summit Day” (Carbon Partners)
Climate Challenge7-14UK6 sessions, 2 slide shows, activity sheets, approximate timingsCovers causes, human impact of climate change, action to be taken, greenhouse effect, analysis of carbon footprint data“Climate Challenge for 7-11 Years | Oxfam Education” (Oxfam GB, 2019)
A Guatemala case studyUS5 activities, background info, approximate timingsUses the rainforests of Guatemala as an example. Covers carbon cycle, greenhouse effect, role of trees & forests.“Climate Educator Guide: A Guatemala Case Study” (Rainforest Alliance, August 27, 2014)

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