The Office for Climate Education (OCE) presents a Teachers Guidebook that aims to support teachers in carrying out various activities on climate change and the ocean and cryosphere in their classrooms, and targets students of ages 9 to 15.
The guidebook contains activities which aim to developing scientific knowledge, but also environmental awareness and life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, decision-making and interpersonal skills. The resource is multidisciplinary, covering different disciplines of the natural and social sciences, arts and physical education.
The guide book includes four main parts:
- Scientific Overview: a teacher-friendly overview of the scientific background needed in order to master the topics that will be discussed in the lessons;
- Pedagogical Overview: a brief overview of the different approaches to learning that are proposed in the guidebook, as well as some hints on how to make the best out of this teaching resource;
- Part 1 – We understand: a series of lessons are proposed, following the natural path of reasoning of the students which include different approaches to learning
- Part 2 – We act: this second part of the class activities builds up on the knowledge and skills acquired in Part 1, and proposes a project-based learning approach.
About the Tool
|Tool Name||“The climate in our hands – Ocean and Cryosphere”|
|Discipline||Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Introduction to climate, role of the oceans and glaciers, the greenhouse effect and rising sea levels, Mitigation and adaptation|
|Climate Topic||Climate and the Atmosphere, Climate and the Cryosphere, Climate and the Hydrosphere|
|Type of Tool||Reading|
|Developed by||OCE team and the OCE’s scientific and education partners|
|Hosted at||OCE Website|
|Access||Online, Offline, download here|
OCE is one of the partners of TROP ICSU.