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- A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy – Science (CA Dept of Education)
- Arctic Report Card. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] website [www.arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card/Report-Card-2016]
- Art of Sustainability. Sustainability Institute at Florida A&M. [sustainability.famu.edu/engagement/art]
- The art of sustainability: imagination, not spreadsheets will create change. The Guardian, 24 May 2013.
- Assessing ‘Dangerous Climate Change’: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature, by James Hansen, Johan Rockström, and 15 other scientists. Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2013. [journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0081648]
- Astronomy and the Climate Crisis, by Antony Cooke. Springer, 2012. [www.springer.com/us/book/9781461446071]
- Astronomy, Cycles, and Climate Change (Geological Digressions blog, 4 August 2016) [www.geological-digressions.com/?p=887]
- A bridge to nowhere: methane emissions and the greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas [PDF]. Robert W. Howarth. Energy Science and Engineering, 2014.
- Calculating GHG Inventories. Tufts University
- Calculating the Energy from Sunlight Over a 12-hour Period (NASA)
- The Carbon Cycle. Kids’ Crossing (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
- The Carbon Cycle. NASA website. [earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/CarbonCycle]
- Carbon Cycle & Photosynthesis, Combustion, Sedimentation, Respiration, & Human Impacts. University of California – Davis. [chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Biological_Chemistry/Biochemical_Cycles/Carbon_Cycle]
- Carbon Flows diagram 2014. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2016. Sankey chart showing sources, carbon flows & processes, and destinations. [flowcharts.llnl.gov/commodities/carbon]
- Carbon Footprint Calculator (free). Carbon Footprint. [www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx]
- Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (Formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change). A highly-rated center for reliable information, policy proposals, and action plans. [www.c2es.org]
- Center for the Study of the Steady-State Economy. [www.steadystate.org]
- Children of the Earth United website. Ideas, writing, and lessons by students (Amazing Animals, Awesome Activities, Creative Kids, Earth Issues, Eco-Careers, Great Books, Green Homes, Native Wisdom, Nature Programs, Powerful Plants, Recycling, We Give Thanks) [www.childrenoftheearth.org]
- Climate Accountability Scorecard. Union of Concerned Scientists, 2016. Climate deception, disclosure, and action by major fossil-fuel companies.
- Climate Adaptation – State of Practice in U.S. Communities. Kresge Foundation, November 2016. [www.kresge.org/sites/default/files/library/climate-adaptation-the-state-of-practice-in-us-communities-full-report.pdf]
- Climate Change and Your Community. Two short video clips from PBS.
- Climate Change, Climate Justice. Trócaire, Republic of Ireland (Overseas Development Agency of the Catholic Church of Ireland). A variety of resources.
[Include useful resources, but please note that they are produced by a church-related organization, and may contain a few religious references.]
- Climate Change Education. Stanford University School of Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences website. Curriculum for middle school and high school.
- Climate Change Information Kit [PDF]. UNFCCC, UNEP, Very comprehensive resource –some information needs to be updated but still very useful. [unfccc.int/resource/iuckit/cckit2001en.pdf]
- Climate Change, Global Warming & Solutions for Elementary School. Climate Change Education website. [www.climatechangeeducation.org/k-12_schools/curriculum/elementary_school.html]
- Climate Change, Global Warming & Solutions for Middle School. Climate Change Education website. Resource list & links. [www.climatechangeeducation.org/k-12_schools/curriculum/middle_school.html]
- Climate Change, Global Warming & Solutions for High School. Climate Change Education website. [www.climatechangeeducation.org/k-12_schools/curriculum/high_school.html]
- Climate Hot Map website. Union of Concerned Scientists. Explore the signs of global warming on this map or Google Earth. The evidence of climate change includes heat waves, sea-level rise, flooding, melting glaciers, earlier spring arrival, coral reef bleaching, and the spread of disease. [climatehotmap.org]
- Climate Tipping Points: Current Perspectives and State of Knowledge. Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting (2009).
- Consequences of Climate Change. National Aeronautics & Space Administration [NASA]. [climate.nasa.gov/effects]
- Cross-Curricular Math, English, and Science Lesson. Open Educational Resources website.
- Current state of the polar ice caps. [nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews]
- EcoLiterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence, by Michael K. Stone & Zenobia Barlow. Center for Ecoliteracy, 2012. [www.ecoliteracy.org/book/ecoliterate]
- EcoMusicology website. [www.ecomusicology.info]
- Effects of Global Warming. National Geographic website.
- Emission Factors for GHG Inventories [PDF], Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]. (Note: this sheet is included with the School GHG Calculator.)
- Emissions Gap Report [PDF]. United Nations Environmental Programme [UNEP].
- Energy Flows diagram 2021. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2016. Sankey chart showing sources, energy flows & processes, and destinations/uses.[flowcharts.llnl.gov/]
- Global Sea Level Rise Map. Geology.com website – lets you see sea level rise of various amounts [geology.com/sea-level-rise]
- Global Warming. Teaching & Learning Center website. Resources on biodiversity, desertification, deforestation, environmental science, energy, el Niño, food, meteorology & weather, polar regions,
- Global Warming Science. Union of Concerned Scientists website [www.ucsusa.org/our-work/global-warming/science-and-impacts/global-warming-science]
- Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect. Tufts University.
- Global Warming Potential [PDF]. GHG Protocol. Global Warming Potential
- Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry, by Bill McKibben. The Nation, April 2016. [www.thenation.com/article/global-warming-terrifying-new-chemistry]
- Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math, by Bill McKibben. Rolling Stone, July 2012. [www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719]
- Greenhouse Gas Index, Annual. Earth System Research Laboratory (NOAA)
- How to Teach High-School Students to Spot Fake News. Slate.com, December 2016. [slate.com/technology/2016/12/media-literacy-courses-help-high-school-students-spot-fake-news.html]
- Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise [PDF]. NASA, 1999. (Curriculum document, good source for calculation methods, but volume of ice sheets may not be up to date.) [pumas.nasa.gov/files/02_10_97_1.pdf]
- Indigenous Environmental Network. [www.ienearth.org]
- IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (consisting of several complementary reports). Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2013 & 2014 [www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5]
- How the Iroquois Confederacy Was Formed. History.
- Justice and Responsibility in a Changing Climate. National Council for Social Studies
[www.ncss.org/system/files/publications/se/7901/79011535.pdf] (membership site)
- Keeling Curve. Scripps Institute of Oceanography website [scripps.ucsd.edu/programs/keelingcurve]
- Life Cycle Analysis. Environmental Literacy Council.
- Life Cycle Assessment. Global Development Research Center, Urban Environmental Management, 1990. [www.gdrc.org/uem/lca/lca-for-cities.html]
- Making the Case for Environmental Sustainability in the Arts. Grantmakers In the Arts, 2012. [www.giarts.org/article/making-case-environmental-sustainability-arts]
- Manifest Destiny mural. Smithsonian American Art Museum website. [americanart.si.edu/images/2011/2011.36A-D_1a.jpg]
Manifest Destiny – more info. Brooklyn Museum website. [www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/alexis_rockman]
(The painting is also on display at the Nurture Nature Center, Easton, PA.)
- Math Is Fun website. [www.mathsisfun.com]
- Melody discrimination and protein fold classification, by Robert P. Bywater & Jonathan N. Middleton. Heliyon open access journal, October 2016. [www.heliyon.com/article/e00175]
- Moravian College at the UNFCCC. Blog. Bethlehem-based Moravian College is one of the few colleges accredited to attend the annual COP; most activity occurs at the annual COP. [moraviancollegeatunfccc.blogspot.com]
- Mystery of the Three Scary Numbers: A Climate Change Teaching Activity. Zinn Education Project
- National Energy Development Project (NEED). Many curricular materials for different subjects and levels. [www.need.org]
- Next Generation Sustainability, by Maura Adams. Independent School. NAIS, 2013.
- Ocean Acidification. Smithsonian Institution, Ocean Portal website. Includes information on causes, impacts, and chemistry of the acidification process. [ocean.si.edu/ocean-acidification]
- On the Arts and Sustainability. Ian David Moss, CreateEquity blog, 2009.
- PBS Learning Media. Thousands of short clips sorted by grade level and subject, standards-aligned. [www.pbslearningmedia.org/about/products/teachers]
- A People’s Curriculum for the Earth, Bill Bigelow & Tim Swinehart, editors. Rethinking Schools, 2014. [www.rethinkingschools.org/proddetails.asp?ID=9780942961577]
- Planetary boundaries (great visual, TED talk) Stockholm Resilience Center.
- Plastic-Free Back To School Guide from BeyondPlastics, which also provides a variety of other resources reducing the terrible climate, heal, and environmental impacts of plastic. [a project from Bennington College] [https://www.beyondplastics.org/plasticfree-back-to-school-guide]
- The Precautionary Principle. [www.precautionaryprinciple.eu]
- Precautionary Principle: the Wingspread Statement. Science and Environmental Health Network, 1998. [www.sehn.org/wingspread-conference-on-the-precautionary-principle]†
- Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming. T. W. Crowther, et al. Nature Magazine, December 2016. [www.nature.com/articles/nature20150.epdf]
- Rainforest destruction — Why are rainforests being destroyed?. Rainforest Concern.
- Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change [PDF]. Rodale Institute, 2014.
- Renewable Energy: All You Need to Know. Environmental Science website.
- Rethinking Schools – quarterly magazine committed to a strong public education system and social justice – features teachers describing real classroom experiences, including teaching on climate, environmental health, and climate justice. [www.rethinkingschools.org]
- Sea Level Rise. National Geographic website. [ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-sea-level-rise]
- Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] website – lets you set moderate sea level rise. [coast.noaa.gov/slr]
- A Short History of Energy. Union of Concerned Scientists.
- Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability, by Michael K. Stone. Center for Ecoliteracy, 2009. [www.ecoliteracy.org/book/smart-nature-schooling-sustainability]
- Social Cost of Carbon: What Is It, and Why Do We Need to Calculate It? Columbia Climate School (2021)
- Social Cost of Carbon Pollution website explores costs that producers avoid, leaving them to the rest of us to absorb [costofcarbon.org]
- State of the Climate. National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration [NOAA].Monthly reports with global, national, and regional updates on atmospheric conditions, temperatures, ice and snow, and severe weather. [www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc]
- Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education. Washington State Department of Education, 2014. 30+ activity descriptions from K-12 teachers. [www.k12.wa.us/EnvironmentSustainability/Curriculum/Examples.aspx]
- STEM to STEAM. Rhode Island School of Design website [www.stemtosteam.org]
- Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education. Washington State Department of Education, 2014. 30+ activity descriptions from K-12 teachers.
- Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change: The Greenhouse Effect. EPA website. (suitable for younger students) [www3.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/basics/today/greenhouse-effect.html]
- Sustainable Consumption Through an Environmental Lens: Challenges and Opportunities for Home Economics, by S. Lorek & S Wahlen. In Creating Home Economics Futures – The Next 100 Years. Australia Academic Press, 2013.
- Sustainable Scotland. Learning for Sustainability Scotland website, University of Edinburgh. Developing ideas and programs to promote engagement and learning about sustainability for all ages. [learningforsustainabilityscotland.org]
- Some of these resources are no longer available online, but we have uploaded a PDF of their Schools’ Global Footprint Teacher Handbook.
- TeachEngineering website – large, searchable database of curriculum resources include lessons and activities for grades K–12 [www.teachengineering.org]
- Three Scary Numbers [3-min. video]. Bill McKibben.
- 350.org – a grassroots organization on climate change
- The Six Nations: Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth. [ratical.org/many_worlds/6Nations]
- UNFCCC newsroom. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [newsroom.unfccc.int]
- Why Use the Arts for Sustainability? – EcoArts Australis
- Zinn Education Project website. Teaching materials contribute by teachers.
Environment & Food teaching materials)
[zinnedproject.org] | [zinnedproject.org/teaching-materials/?themes=environment-food]