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Climate change lesson – develop geography, history and science skills

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Two-page lesson plan PDF

Key Stage



Years 3-6

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

Climate change lesson – develop geography, history and science skills
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