Curriculum Modules

These modules include curricula for secondary through graduate school, annotated summaries of major issues, and a range of cross-disciplinary approaches to climate-related topics.

If you are interested in the research that sparked the production of the video modules, you can read more about its background at CAM Research Project. If you are looking for additional interactive learning experiences for your students or community members, take a look at our comprehensive resources for the World Climate Simulation.

Climate Impacts & Solutions with En-ROADS

Combining innovative computer models, interactive simulations, and local action projects to translate knowledge into action.

In collaboration with The Climate Initiative (TCI), we present Climate Impacts and Solutions with En-ROADS, a free, multi-disciplinary module that gives educators the tools and confidence to bring interactive, engaging climate education into the high school classroom.

About the module

This module was designed to provide instructors with the flexibility to use synchronous or asynchronous formats and accommodate different learning styles according to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework. Lessons can be taught during one class per week or extended to fill an entire week for a deeper dive into the content. We encourage you to use these resources in a way that works best for you. We also want to emphasize that we find the final action project important to give students a sense of agency and empowerment.

how to get the module

  • Fill out the form below to let us know who you are and how you plan to use this module.
  • We’ll send an email to your inbox with access to the Teacher Guide and opportunities for training.

Person on the Street (POS) Interview Grades 6-12

In this media project, students create a video that documents unrehearsed interviews with multiple persons-on-the-street about a specific question or issue in climate science. To produce a compelling product, students will need to both understand the underlying science themselves, and be able to conduct and document a series of interviews to elicit interviewees’ understanding of the science as well.

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Video Mash-Up (Higher Ed)

For mash-ups, students research a climate change science topic in the primary literature, write a narration, and use existing visuals and media resources to create a 4-5 minute media piece that explains their topic. This assignment can be done with minimal use of in-class time. It does not include shooting film, so the only resources needed are computers and editing software, although a microphone and audio editing software can be helpful.

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Student-Led Video Production

Student-led video production projects have strong potential to actively engage students, reinforce and expand upon science content learned through conventional pedagogical approaches. They can bring active, social, and affective learning into a wide range of instructional environments and leave students feeling empowered to share their knowledge with broader audiences. In doing so, these projects offer a means to overcome many challenges of climate change education.

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Political Economy

As warmer temperatures, rising seas, and extreme weather make climate change an increasingly inescapable aspect of daily life, scientists, economists and social theorists have begun to rethink widely shared beliefs about the free market system.

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