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Books & Periodicals
- Eaarth – Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, by Bill McKibben. We’ve created a new planet, and it’s not as nice as Earth.
- EcoLiterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence, by Michael K. Stone & Zenobia Barlow. Center for Ecoliteracy, 2012.
- IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Consisting of several complementary reports. United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2021.
- A People’s Curriculum for the Earth, Bill Bigelow & Tim Swinehart, editors. Rethinking Schools, 2014.
- Rethinking Schools – quarterly magazines with teachers describing real classroom experiences, including teaching on climate and climate justice – supports a strong public education system and social justice.
- Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability, by Michael K. Stone. Center for Ecoliteracy, 2009.
Additional Links & Resources
- Arctic Report Card. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website.
- 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.
- Climate Adaptation – State of Practice in U.S. Communities. Kresge Foundation, November 2016.
- Emissions Gap Report [PDF]. United Nations Environmental Programme [UNEP].
- Global Warming. Union of Concerned Scientists website
- Global Warming: Early Warning Signs – Curriculum Guide for Biology, Environmental Science, Geography, Earth Science, and others focusing on the society-environment interface [PDF]. Union of Concerned Scientists, 2000.
- ‘The Green New Deal and Our Schools’. Rethinking Schools, Summer 2019.
- PBS Learning Media. Thousands of short clips sorted by grade level and subject, standards-aligned.
- 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]
- Science on a Sphere. National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) works with local institutions to provide this great way to see historical and real-time information about climate, weather, geology, and more! See if there’s a Science on a Sphere location near your school.
- State of the Climate monthly global, national, and regional updates on atmospheric conditions, temperatures, ice and snow, and severe weather. National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- Systems Thinking Design Pack [PDF]. Institute of Play website.
- Teach Systems Thinking. Carleton College website, Interdisciplinary Teaching About Earth for a Sustainable Future. (Designed for college-level, but has many useful ideas and resources.)
- These Artists Are Trying to Make Climate Change Visceral: Ten people turning disheartening data into amazing paintings, sculptures, and illustrations. OutsideOnline, 2017.
- Zinn Education Project
- Environment & Food Teaching Materials. Zinned Eduation Project