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Citizens' Climate Education


6th, 7th, 8th


Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Lesson Plans
  • Videos, 39 minutes, 49 seconds, CC
  • Activity - Classroom
  • Worksheets
  • Presentation Slides

Regional Focus



Google Docs, Google Slides, Microsoft Powerpoint

Climate Classroom

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  • In this series of 14 lesson plans, teachers will guide students through three modules of climate topics that focus on the impacts of climate change, climate solutions, and climate action.
  • The lesson plans include videos, activities, and slide presentations, and are designed to be completed in 40 to 45 minutes each.
Teaching Tips


  • This comprehensive unit is aligned with language arts, social studies, and science standards.
  • There are many resources provided and the students will be engaged in different types of learning.

Additional Prerequisites

  • You must watch the introductory training video (~40 mins) before requesting access to the resources via the Google form linked on the site.
  • You must use the links in the lesson plans to get access to the editable content.
  • CCL requests feedback for using their content.
  • There are no standards selected for this collection of lessons because it encompasses a variety of topics, disciplines, and grade levels.


  • The content is focused on middle school grades, but it could be differentiated for older students by assigning additional readings or having students complete more in-depth research.
  • If you aren't able to use the entire platform of lessons, choose the lessons or activities that fit in with your schedule and curriculum.
Scientist Notes
This resource contains a climate classroom curriculum and training video to engage students to facilitate and lead climate conversations and action in their community. It is interactive and suitable to upskill students' advocacy, facilitation, and leadership skills. There is a very high confidence in using this resource when teaching.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading (K-12)
      • R.7.8 Trace and evaluate the development of an argument and specific claims in a text. Assess whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient. Recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced. (RI)
    • Writing (K-12)
      • W.7.2 Write text in a variety of modes: a) Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons, relevant evidence, and literary theory. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically. Use accurate, credible sources; b) Write informative text that examines a topic and conveys ideas, concepts, and information through the selection and organization of relevant content by introducing and developing a topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples, organizing ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension; c) Write narratives that develop real or imagined experiences or events using relevant descriptive details and well-structured event sequences that organize an event sequence logically. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator or characters; using techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and characters.
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