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Climate Outreach, Climate Visuals


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Social Studies

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Climate Visuals: Seven Principles for Visual Climate Change Communication

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  • This guide explains Climate Outreach's research on what makes for impactful images about climate change. 
  • Students will learn about the seven principles for selecting images to communicate with others about the impacts of climate change. 
Teaching Tips


  • The full report gives a very good and detailed explanation of the research findings and would be very helpful for a teacher in selecting images of climate change to use in the classroom. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • The report notes that the images in the guide are hyperlinked, but the links do not work.
  • The recommendations in the report are helpful for teachers selecting images to use in the classroom, and for students selecting images to use in their work.


  • Teachers could use this report in a lesson about research methodology. Students could discuss the survey methods and the researchers' conclusions.
  • Students could answer the survey questions and see how the class' responses correspond to the responses that the researchers collected.
  • Other resources on this topic include this gallery of climate artwork, this collection of glacier images, and this SubjectToClimate lesson plan on writing a poem based on a climate photograph.
Scientist Notes
There is no misconception in this resource. This resource is recommended for teaching environmental and climate justice.
  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
  • Visual and Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts: Standard C1 - Perceive and analyze artistic work.
      • D.C1.9-12prof.b Analyze how experiencing visual imagery affects the viewer’s understanding of the world.
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