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2 New Resources

Two new resources for those helping students explore the impacts of global warming & climate change: Fourth National Climate Assessment –  stand-alone report of the state of science relating to climate change and its physical impacts, prepared by the U.S. Global Change … Continue reading

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Climate Science 2017 published!

The new Climate Science Special Report confirms what most people have known for years: that climate change is happening, that it’s largely the result of human activity, and the impacts will be critical. (Catastrophic might be a better word.) The … Continue reading

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‘Stupid Book of Wrongness’

Another great issue from Rethinking Schools! This title article shows that even primary students can understand that climate deniers are wrong. Check out the magazine and A People’s Curriculum for the Earth… We have a duty to provide safe spaces for … Continue reading

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Why teachers need to take the lead

In these days when government leaders are dropping the ball, it is really critical for schools and teachers to take the lead in raising awareness of global warming and climate change. Recent extreme climate-related events such as more — and … Continue reading

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Storms

We are compiling ideas & resources to help teachers & students explore the many dimensions of storms such as ‘Harvey’ & the even-worse storm flooding in Nepal & Bangladesh and in Africa. In addition to connections to global warming & … Continue reading

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My school doesn’t want us to teach about climate.

OK—don’t teach about climate change. But do use climate change to meet teaching goals — whether you teach youngsters in elementary school or high-school art, chemistry, communication, drama, economics, English, history, government, math, physics, sciences, social studies, or writing.  Even better, use the … Continue reading

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Artists Making Climate Change Real

This article gives some great examples of what artists can do to help people feel the reality of climate change, in drawing, painting, murals, and performance art. “These Artists Are Trying to Make Climate Change Visceral – Ten people turning … Continue reading

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Another Great Issue of Rethinking Schools!

The Summer issue of Rethinking Schools focuses on teaching big ideas (even with young children). Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in this issue (not all related to global warming): Little Kids, Big Ideas – Teaching Social Issues and Global Conflicts with Young … Continue reading

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How much can students do?

If you’re wondering how to encourage responsible student action, take a minute to read ‘Engaging and Empowering Teens to Create Sustainable Schools: Rochester Youth Climate Leaders Show the Way, on the Green Schools National Network news blog. …. Rochester Youth Climate Leaders … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Teaching on Climate & Calculating Your School’s GHG Emissions

by Megan Arnold and Peter Crownfield [This post also appears on the Green Schools National Network news blog.] Climate change is in the news, and we’ve seen a huge marches for science and for climate action. In many schools, though, global … Continue reading

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