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Climate Change Curriculum Ideas
Here are a few websites that provide some curriculum ideas for teachers wishing to incorporate climate change into their lesson plans.

Climate change reading lists are available on our website. Click here for the adult reading list, and click here for the kid's reading list.

Climate change websites designed specifically for kids can be found here.


Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wetlands Toolkit
This site for educators was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with six other federal agencies, to aid in teaching how climate change is affecting our nation’s wildlife and public lands, and how everyone can become “climate stewards.”

Climate Change: A Wisconsin Activity Guide
Touching on both the scientific aspects and social issues of climate change and designed for teachers, the guide's activities help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to become informed and active participants in society's climate change discussions.

Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, Grades 6-8
This two-week curriculum unit encourages students to think critically about climate change and to collaborate to devise solutions. Students learn about climate change within a systems framework, examining interconnections among environmental, social, and economic issues.

Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, grades 9-12
This two-week curriculum unit for grades 9-12 encourages students to think critically about climate change and to collaborate to devise solutions. Students learn about climate change within a systems framework, examining interconnections among environmental, social, and economic issues.

CSI: Climate Status Investigations
This curriculum website contains over 65 lessons developed to introduce middle and high school teachers and their students to the topic of climate change and to provide new ways of thinking about the problem and potential solutions.

Food, Water and Climate
Students will understand how human needs for food and water are fulfilled and how climate change will impact the agriculture industry and our freshwater supplies. Lesson is best suited for grades 9-12 and adheres to National Science Education Standards.

Global Climate Change: Research Explorer
This site offers a window into the world of scientific research on climate change. Learn about physical processes underlying the earth's climate, data on how the climate is changing and the role of human activity, and questions and uncertainties that researchers continue to explore. The site is organized in four parts: the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere.

NOAA Education Resources: Climate Change Impacts Collection
This collection provides the teacher and their students the opportunity to explore some of the environmental changes already observed, from the Arctic to tropical regions. Data sources provide historic precipitation and temperature records, allowing students to compare changes in their own local area to others.

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