Taking Action with Climate Change Education

Course 5540

As students grow, they come to understand how climate change affects humanity, the planet, and their future. In this course, teachers will find fresh ideas for teaching students about climate change in ways that foster awareness, promote action, and encourage advocacy.

Explore how knowledge about climate change empowers students to make environmentally conscious decisions that motivate them to become informed global citizens.

Discover resources that provide innovative ideas and learn why people of color and people in poverty are more affected by a changing environment.

Learn how you can inspire a generation of students to address the most pressing challenge of our time and commit to creating a sustainable and resilient future.

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What you will learn:

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Use prompts about teaching climate change to students to describe assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, including how the information relates to professional education practice and growth.
  • Learn foundational information about climate change and its impact on the Earth, humanity, and students.
  • Explore resources that can be used to effectively educate students about climate change.
  • Review research that counters the controversy about climate change and its impact.
  • Design an initiative, presentation, or unit of study about climate change.
  • Investigate concepts of student advocacy and activism that teach students ways to take action to combat climate change.
  • Explore how climate change has a greater impact on people in poverty and people of color.
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