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Climate Change in the Social Sciences Classroom


A video lecture by Rahul Chopra, TROP ICSU and IISER Pune on climate change educational resources that Social Sciences teachers can use in their classrooms. These educational resources integrate climate change understanding with the core curriculum in Social Sciences. This video lecture is part of an online e-learning course (MOOC) titled ‘Climate Change: A Guide For Teachers Of All Disciplines’ developed by the National Resource Centre (NRC) on Climate Change at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune as part of the Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.

This video lecture presents several lesson plans and teaching tools that Social Sciences teachers can use to teach topics in their discipline using climate related activities, case studies and examples. It also includes discussions on the use of digital pedagogy for effective classroom instruction. This lecture presents how Social Sciences teachers can teach topics such as Climate Refugees, Environmental Migration, Climate Justice, Climate Change and Behavior, Climate Change and Children, Food Security, Human Health and Disease among others.

About Tool
Tool NameClimate Change in the Social Sciences Classroom 
DisciplineSocial Sciences 
Topic(s) in DisciplineClimate Change Overview
Climate TopicClimate Literacy
Type of toolVideo (40 mins) 
Grade LevelHigh School, Undergraduate
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Developed byRahul Chopra, TROP ICSU and IISER Pune
Hosted atYouTube Channel of IISER Pune
Computer SkillsBasic


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