There might not be a specific climate change standard in your state, but that doesn’t mean climate change doesn’t fit. This blog is number three of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content […]
Climate change lessons and material doesn’t have to be isolated in earth science classes alone. This blog is number two of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content was collected from teacher papers […]
The Climate Generation #TeachClimate Book Club read Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani for the month of February 2018. This fictional story, published in 2013, is a quick and fun read. The title refers to the fact that no matter where we live on this planet, we all share the same source […]
Same Sun Here shares the friendship of Meena and River — pen pals in Kentucky and New York City. The book is organized in letters that these best friends write to each other in 2008-2009. Good old fashioned snail mail. Each letter is like another chapter in the book. It really lets the reader see […]
Set in 2100, Exodus tells the story of the island of Wing which is about to be flooded by rising seas. 15-year-old Mara, a native of the island, discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from the storms they endure for months on end, and the rising seas. Mara convinces her […]
I had the privilege to attend the Midwest Environmental Education Conference (MEEC) on October 21-24. The event brought formal and non-formal environmental educators together at the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI. Monona Terrace is Silver LEED certified, practices recycling and composting throughout the building, and purchases 100% of its electricity from renewable sources. The conference […]
Today the National Climate Assessment (NCA) was released providing the country with an in depth summary of the current and projected impacts of climate change.
The Next Generation Science Standards(NGSS) were released this week, including for the first time climate change as a concept deemed integral to K-12 science education.
Note: This is part of a regular series of posts focused on integrating literacy and climate science and energy issues. The posts are a basis for or based on discussions in the “Not So Serious Climate and Energy Book Club.” The book club is sponsored through ICEE: Inspiring Climate Change Education Excellence. Book suggestions, (especially […]
Last week the first public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards became available on-line. The new standards lean heavily on the Framework for K-12 Science Education, released a few months ago by the National Academies Press. The standards were written for a number of reasons including, the fact that the last science standards were […]