Dear Mr. UN Secretary General:
Plenty of sites explain the scientific facts behind climate change. However few are as good at helping children explore practical solutions for fighting climate change.
The web links below can be used as a starting point for helping teachers and children explore the issues and begin developing imaginative plans for tackling climate change.
- The UN ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ – Goal 13: Climate Action
- World’s Largest Lesson: Climate action
- A Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Includes: Be Part of the Solution! and Educator Resources, with a main focus on primary and middle-year students
- eSchooltoday: Climate Change and Global Warming for Children from Ghana-based eSchooltoday
- Global Dimension: Climate change (mainly UK focused)
- EarthLab from the Koshland Science Museum from the US National Academy of Sciences, this is targeted at older secondary students. Includes Responses to climate change (featuring an interactive Mitigation Simulator) and Teacher Resources (featuring a Climate Change Webquest designed to help teams of students develop policy recommendations)
- MetLink – Teacher resources from the UK Royal Meteorological Society
- Teach Climate Change – UK-based classroom resources to help teachers select the most appropriate resource for their needs, searchable by key stage, subject and climate change category
- ‘Climate change solutions’ news reports (self-search online)
As ever, we encourage students to actively explore the subject for themselves and develop their own views on the subject.
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