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OER Project

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Civics, Geography

Resource Types

  • Lesson Plan
  • Activity - Classroom
  • Video, CC
  • Worksheet
  • Article
  • Data
  • Interactive Media
  • Artwork
  • Project

Regional Focus

Global

Format

PDF, Downloadable MP4/M4V

Climate Project Extension Course

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Synopsis
  • In this online course, students will learn about the importance of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions, conduct in-depth research on the main contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, and understand what taking climate action entails.
  • Covering topics like energy, industry, and agriculture, the course also includes various readings paired with worksheets and activities, infographics, interactive charts, many videos, lesson plans for educators, and a final project.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The resource includes both a student and teacher portal where teachers can access lesson plans and create classrooms, and students can access the course and assignments. 
  • Students engage in a group project to apply their knowledge and develop their own climate solutions.
  • The teacher portal includes access to forums, a blog, events, and professional development and planning resources for educators.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The teacher and students must create an account to access the course.
  • The course should take about three weeks to complete.
  • Students will need access to the Internet for every part of the course besides the readings, worksheets, and videos, which can be printed.

Differentiation

  • Designed to fit into a course at the end of the year, post-exams, the course can be used anytime during the year during lessons about policy writing, activism, innovation, institutions, and development.
  • The course can also be used in science classes during lessons about climate change and human impacts on the environment.
  • It is recommended that students complete the course individually, then complete the Key Ideas questions as a class, and the final climate project in groups.
Scientist Notes
This resource contains activities for students to learn and develop policies for climate action. There is a high confidence in using this resource for teaching.
Standards
  • Science and Engineering
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • HS-ETS1-1 Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
      • HS-ETS1-3 Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS-LS2-7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading (K-12)
      • R.9-12.4 Read various texts closely to determine what each text explicitly says and to make logical inferences; cite specific textual evidence to support conclusions drawn from the texts.
    • Speaking and Listening (K-12)
      • SL.9-12.1 Prepare for and participate in conversations across a range of topics, types, and forums, building on others' ideas and expressing their own.
    • Writing (K-12)
      • W.9-12.3 Routinely produce a variety of clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, audience, and purpose.
  • Social Studies
    • Civics & Government
      • Civics & Government 1 (D1): Students understand the ideals, purposes, principles, structures, and processes of constitutional government in the United States and in the American political system, as well as examples of other forms of government and political systems in the world by evaluating and comparing the relationship of citizens with government in the United States and other regions of the world.
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