Climate Change Curriculum
Groundwork Hudson Valley has developed a suite of educator resources based on the successful climate change resiliency education program created under funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Environmental Literacy Grant program.
These resources include:
- Global, Local, Coastal – A Teacher’s Guide – a 100+ page comprehensive curriculum on climate change science, impact, and resilience.
- A new Web-Application containing useful tools to engage students in climate education such as videos, graphs, slideshows of pictures from around the world, and interactive labs/widgets.
- A recorded webinar showcasing how to use the Web-application in coordination with the curriculum, best-practices on teaching about climate change, and NOAA data interpretation tools and maps.
The Global, Local, Coastal curriculum includes an overview on the subject, a full glossary of terms, tips on navigating the Web-app, and five climate change units, each with an introduction, Next Generation Science Standards, associated Web-app resources, and many individual lesson plans. Educators can choose lessons from the Global-Local-Coastal curriculum a la carte based on their individual classroom needs, adopt the whole curriculum, or use some lessons to supplement a visit to our Science Barge or EcoHouse experiential learning sites. All segments are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards with target grades ranging from 6-12.
Click on the links below for different sections of our distance learning module:
- CLIMATE CHANGE DISTANCE LEARNING WEBINAR
- CLIMATE WEB APPLICATION
- GLOBAL-LOCAL-COASTAL: DISTANCE LEARNING MODULE TEACHER’S GUIDE (full curriculum)
ADDITIONAL CLASSROOM RESOURCES (not included in curriculum pdf):
- CARBON CYCLE GAME (zip file)
Or Download by individual unit:
- UNIT ONE: CLIMATE SCIENCE
- UNIT TWO: WHAT’S CHANGING
- UNIT THREE: CLIMATE IMPACT
- UNIT FOUR: MITIGATION
- UNIT FIVE: ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCY