An article titled ‘Climate Change in the Social Studies Classroom: A “Why” and “How to” Guide Using the C3 Framework’ by Lori M Kumler and Bethany Vosburg-Bluem published in the journal Social Education of the National Council for the Social Studies. This reading uses the C3 framework to discuss how climate change can be taught in Social Studies classrooms. It includes discussions on the following four dimensions of pedagogy applied to the disciplines of Civics, Economics, Geography, and History:
Dimension 1: Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries
Dimension 2: Applying Disciplinary Tools and Concepts
Dimension 3: Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence
Dimension 4: Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action
Students will understand the importance of the social dimensions of climate change and the importance of the social studies in understanding climate change and its impacts.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- What is the role of the social sciences in understanding climate change?
- What are some social, economic, and political consequences of climate change?
- Discuss how climate change responsibility can be addressed.
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Climate Change in the Social Studies Classroom: A “Why” and “How to” Guide Using the C3 Framework|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Climate Change Overview|
|Climate Topic||Climate Literacy|
|Type of tool||Reading|
|Grade Level||High School, Undergraduate|
|Developed by||Lori M Kumler and Bethany Vosburg-Bluem|
|Hosted at||Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies|