This classroom activity has students create a poster about one of eleven proposed climate solutions, including reducing food waste, educating girls, plant-based meats, and more.
Students will practice reading comprehension, group work, and public speaking while learning about important climate science subjects.
The resource includes a teacher's guide, a student handout, and sources.
This resource includes a thorough teacher's guide and an instruction sheet for students that features a poster exemplar.
The research and reading links are excellent resources that can be differentiated for readers at multiple levels.
Students should have some background knowledge on climate change and potential solutions.
In order to complete this project, students will need access to the reading materials from the teacher's guide; these are best distributed digitally.
This resource would work equally well in language arts or science classes that are working on non-fiction reading comprehension, public speaking, or climate change topics.
Cross-curricular connections can be made in health or social studies classes that are discussing how healthy choices can also be climate solutions, or how citizen and government action can lead to climate solutions.
This project can be extended by providing a text set of additional resources for more research.
Consider providing a rubric or exemplar for public speaking.
In this resource, students can engage in brainstorming and research activities on climate solutions to better understand their effects on the environment, people, and how they might be used to address the global climate crisis. This is wise and ought to be taught in schools.
Science and Engineering
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
English Language Arts
R.4.5 Provide an accurate summary of various texts; determine the central idea(s) or theme(s) and analyze its development throughout each text.
R.4.6 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
R.4.12 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
R.5.4 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.
R.6-8.7 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in various texts, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.