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Climate Change – Curriculum planning

Curriculum planning

Climate Change

Literacy, Language and Communication
Take on other roles and debate issues, e.g. as a citizen of a country at high risk of flooding due to climate change and sea level rises, or a farmer in a drought region;

Talk and write about their opinions, and explain their views, on this topic and inform others about what they find out;

Read fiction and non-fiction books and picture books relating to climate change and the effects on people and planet.…

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Climate Change – Activities

Climate Change
Activities: Quick, little preparation required

What is the weather like?
As a class record the weather outside your classroom window every day for two weeks.  You can include the temperature on an outdoors thermometer, whether it is raining, snowing, sunny or windy and the types of clouds. 

Weather Extremes
Look at images of extreme weather – such as hurricanes, typhoons, sandstorms, blizzards, extreme heat etc.  Start a discussion about how extreme weather makes learners feel and what their reactions are to the images. 

Seasonal weather
What is the typical weather during spring, summer, autumn and winter?…

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Climate Change – Learning about

Climate Change
Learning about….Resources and web-links for the classroom

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Footprint Calculator

http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/

A five minute questionnaire allows you to calculate your carbon footprint and learners can sign up to the footprint challenge to find out ways to reduce their footprint. 

Climate Challenge Resources – Oxfam

www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/climate-challenge-11-14

Oxfam’s Climate Challenge resources focus on the human impact of climate change: how communities around the world are being affected by climate change and how people are responding and adapting to these challenges.  Includes a very useful introduction on what is climate change?…

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Climate Change – Teaching about

Climate Change
Teaching about….Resources and web-links for the teacher
 

What is a climate change? 
www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate-guide/climate-change
A very useful resource for reliable facts and figures related to climate change, with further sections on Why is our climate changing? And Impacts.

Arctic Defenders
www.arcticdefenders.ca
Set in the dramatic and alluring landscape of the north, Arctic Defenders tells the remarkable story that began in1968 with a radical Inuit movement that changed the political landscape forever.…

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