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Youth Xchange: Climate Change and Lifestyles Guidebook
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The world’s youth will have a significant role to play if we ...

The world’s youth will have a significant role to play if we are to bring about the widespread behavioural change needed to shift towards more sustainable lifestyles and consumption habits. It is important for young people to understand that behind over-consumption lies increased exploitation of resources, rising poverty, widening inequalities and persistent conflicts, all of which will worsen with climate change and eventually will minimize their opportunities for a better and sustainable future. The poorest of the poor, those who cannot consume enough to meet their basic needs, are the worst hit by climate change. Most of these are young people under 24, who make up nearly half of the world’s population, with most living in developing countries.

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Environmental Science
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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United Nations
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UNESCO
Climate Change
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The goal of this unit is for students to work in a ...

The goal of this unit is for students to work in a blended learning environment to understand climate change and its impact on the world. The objectives are for students to master a basic understanding of climate change and to work in groups to research focused questions, present their research, and propose a way to combat climate change. Students will present their completed projects to their classmates. This unit is based on a lesson plan from The Learning Network found here: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/guest-post-climate-change-questions-for-citizen-scientists/

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Applied Science
Life Science
Science and Technology
Social Science
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OER Commons
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Open Author Resources
Author:
Elaine Mantinan
Climate Change Impacts
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This Climate Change Impacts Collection provides the teacher and their students the ...

This Climate Change Impacts Collection provides the teacher and their students the opportunity to explore some of the environmental changes already observed, from the Arctic to tropical regions. Data sources provide historic precipitation and temperature records, allowing students to compare changes in their own local area to others. Lessons included, provide opportunities for place-based instruction related to climate change, others provided a more global perspective. The background resources provided in this collection tend to be for the teacher and/or the advanced student.

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Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
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Video Lectures
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NOAA
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NOAA
AAAS - Global Climate Change Video
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This video features residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, plus environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert ...

This video features residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, plus environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert and scientist John Holdren, exploring the human impacts of global climate change. The roles of teachers, scientists, policymakers, and concerned citizens in mitigating the changes are highlighted.

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History, Law, Politics
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Video Lectures
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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AAAS
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula
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In this activity about climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula, learners investigate ...

In this activity about climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula, learners investigate environmental changes in the living and nonliving resources of Antarctic peninsula and the impact of these changes on Adelie penguin communities. The activity stresses the importance of evidence in the formulation of scientific explanations.

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Biology
Atmospheric Science
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Juanita Constible
Luke Sandro
M.U. Ohio and Seen in The NSTA Science Teacher magazine
Richard E. Lee Jr.
Population and Development
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This module on population and development is part of the World Bank ...

This module on population and development is part of the World Bank Group's educational site that addresses sustainable development in the world. An introduction, objectives, activities, and references are provided. Educators can use the activities to help students understand population growth rates.

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Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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United Nations
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UNESCO
Author:
John Fien
Global Climate Change: Evidence and Causes
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This "clicker case" begins by assessing students' impressions of global climate change ...

This "clicker case" begins by assessing students' impressions of global climate change and the role that human activities play in recent global warming trends. Students assume the role of an intern working for a U.S. senator. They need to understand the scientific evidence for human impact on climate change so that they can advise the senator on future policy decisions. The case was designed for use in a one-semester introductory biology course taken primarily by freshmen and sophomores to fulfill a general education requirement, but could be used in any introductory biology course or in an ecology or environmental science course. It consists of a PowerPoint presentation (~1.6MB) presented in class that is punctuated by multiple-choice questions students respond to using personal response systems ("clickers"). The case can be adapted for use without these technologies.

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Environmental Science
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Geology
Geoscience
Social Sciences
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Case Study
Instructional Material
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Case Study Collection
Author:
G. Winfield Fairchild
Maureen Knabb
Timothy M. Lutz
Climate Change and Water
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Climate Change and Water - Perspectives from the Forest Service is a ...

Climate Change and Water - Perspectives from the Forest Service is a summary of a forthcoming report by the Forest Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture which will detail the likely impacts of climate change on the Nation's forested watersheds and highlight the importance of managing forests to provide clean, abundant water.

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Science and Technology
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U.S. Forest Service
Climate Change and Disease
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In this activity, students research the relationship between hosts, parasites, and vectors ...

In this activity, students research the relationship between hosts, parasites, and vectors for common vector-borne diseases (VBDs) and evaluate how climate change could affect the spread of disease.

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Atmospheric Science
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Climate Change and Ecosystems
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In this activity students research the inter-dependencies among plants and animals in ...

In this activity students research the inter-dependencies among plants and animals in an ecosystem and explore how climate change might affect those inter-dependencies and the ecosystem as a whole.

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Biology
Atmospheric Science
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
 Responding to Climate Change
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See and hear Dr. Jame Schaefer, Associate Professor of Theology at Marquette ...

See and hear Dr. Jame Schaefer, Associate Professor of Theology at Marquette University, comment on climate change in responding to Archbishop Celestino Migliore's address offered as part of the 2008 Ethics, Religion, and Society Lecture Series.

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Religious Studies
Atmospheric Science
Social Science
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Reference
Video Lectures
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Xavier University
Ology: Climate Change
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This Ology website for kids focuses on Climate Change. It includes activities, ...

This Ology website for kids focuses on Climate Change. It includes activities, things to make, quizzes, interviews with working scientists, and more to help kids learn about Climate Change.

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Environmental Science
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
Climate Change Game
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Through this game show activity from Climate Change North in Canada, students ...

Through this game show activity from Climate Change North in Canada, students explore the issue of climate change and its impacts. As a motivational introduction or culminating activity, this game provides an opportunity to stimulate the interest and activate prior knowledge that students may have about climate change.

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Biology
Atmospheric Science
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Responding to Climate Change
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This is the ninth and final lesson in a series of lessons ...

This is the ninth and final lesson in a series of lessons about climate change. This lesson focuses on the various activities that humans can do to mitigate the effects of climate change. This includes information on current and predicted CO2 emission scenarios across the globe, alternative energy sources, and how people are currently responding to climate change. Importantly, this lesson is motivating in showing students that they can make a difference.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
King's Centre for Visualization in Science
Climate Change and Disease
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In this activity, students research the relationship between hosts, parasites, and vectors ...

In this activity, students research the relationship between hosts, parasites, and vectors for common vector-borne diseases (VBDs) and evaluate how climate change could affect the spread of disease.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Union of Concerned Scientists
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Climate Change and Ecosystems
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In this activity students research the inter-dependencies among plants and animals in ...

In this activity students research the inter-dependencies among plants and animals in an ecosystem and explore how climate change might affect those inter-dependencies and the ecosystem as a whole.

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Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
World Wildlife Fund
Climate Change Basics
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The video offers a simple and easy-to-understand overview of climate change. It ...

The video offers a simple and easy-to-understand overview of climate change. It poses basic questions such as 'What is it?' and 'How will it effect us?' and effectively answers those questions.

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History, Law, Politics
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Video Lectures
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Perspectives on Ocean Science: Rapid Climate Change
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Is climate variability affected by the ongoing addition of greenhouse gasses to ...

Is climate variability affected by the ongoing addition of greenhouse gasses to Earth's atmosphere? Join Dr. Chris Charles as he explains how geological archives are shedding new light on the human impact on climate. (52 minutes)

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Geology
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
UCTV Teacher's Pet