Wraparound Resources for Simulations

Our team has benefitted greatly from the feedback of educators like yourself. Below you can find a number of assignments educators have used to prepare students for the World Climate event, alongside other climate change-related resources for expanding climate change education in your school community.

World Climate-Specific

The Great Pizza Negotiations – Matthew Uzenski – (Middle School)
This activity prepares students for some of the equity-based dynamics of negotiations. Students are assigned to families of varied economic and consumer backgrounds to plan a neighborhood pizza party.

Understanding Our Briefing Statement – Matthew Uzenski – (Middle School)
This assignment accompanies students’ first viewing of the briefing statements, and includes questions about vocabulary, global social dynamics, and the key decisions they will have to make in their Pledge Submission Form. It can be used to help students prepare for the first round of speeches by the representatives of each region.

Pre World Climate Homework Assignment – Climate Change Initiative and Climate Interactive (High School)
This assignment prepares students for their key arguments and decisions they will use during the negotiations.

Climate Change Across Curriculum

CCI’s Classroom 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.

NewsELA – This site generates news articles fit for diverse Lexile levels. You can use these articles in your science classroom, or partner with your team’s ELA and Social Studies teachers to explore climate change themes across curriculum.

The Systems Thinking Playbook for Climate Change by Linda Booth Sweeney, Dennis Meadows, and Gillian Martin Mehers is full of kinesthetic and experiential activities for learners of all ages.

InTeGrate – (Undergraduate) This resource supports faculty in bringing sustainability education to their classrooms and campuses to help students learn about the Earth through the lens of grand societal challenges.

CLEAN – (Secondary through Higher Education) The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network is a collection of 700+ free, ready-to-use learning resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists.

NOAA Climate.gov – This site offers learning activities and curriculum materials, multi-media resources, and professional development opportunities for formal and informal educators who want to incorporate climate science into their work.