Education for Planet Earth
|Teaching About Climate Change:
Cool Schools Tackle Global Warming
Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn (editors), Teaching About Climate Change: Cool Schools Tackle Global Warming, Toronto: Green Teacher, 2001, ISBN 086571-437-1, 80 pages, 8½ " x 11", Grades K-12
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Helping teachers and students to tackle the challenging topic of climate change, this anthology from Green Teacher offers a framework for teaching fundamental concepts and a variety of activities that can be undertaken in school, at home or in the community. Teachers will find practical ideas for making the intangibles of climate change more concrete to students, including experiments that demonstrate the greenhouse effect, school energy and waste audits, and hands-on explorations of energy and transportation alternatives from solar cookers to bike-a-thons. Up-to-date lists of learning resources and related organizations round out the collection of the best of Green Teacher on the topic of climate change.
and students will gain a comprehensive understanding of global
climate change by participating in activities found within Teaching
About Climate Change.The hands-on, minds-on
teaching strategies will engage students in the critical thinking
skills they will need to make important decisions about their
energy use both now and in the future.
Its time to
live our talk, and where better than in our schools? Theres
lots we can do to protect the biosphere on which we depend. This
book provides valuable lessons that we affect the world by
the way we consume, travel, work and play, and we can influence
that world by deliberate action.
Look in your
classroom. The kids facing you are the ones who will pay for
climate change. Many of them have the life expectancy to
celebrate 2100. Teaching about climate change is not a
choice. Not anymore.