Two-page lesson plan PDF
What is happening to the planet can seem huge and unmanageable to both grown-ups and children. With care, however, we can help pupils start to get a handle on it.
Our climate change lesson plan invites children to investigate stories of change from past to present as a stepping stone to creating their own stories about the kind of future they want.
It draws on activities trialled with UK schools as part of a European project called ‘Change the Story.’ Other activities, including children’s stories, can be found on the project website.
What they’ll learn
- How the local area has changed
- What these changes can tell us about the climate
- How different people might feel about those changes
- What this evidence tells us about the sort of shift that might be needed
Ben Ballin is a primary geography consultant, writer and sustainability education specialist. He is UK project worker for the Change the Story project, developing ideas with UK and European colleagues. Follow him on Twitter @BenMBallin