Teaching Tools

Each Teaching Tool is typically a computer-based tool such as an interactive visualization, model/ simulator, video micro-lecture, or classroom/ laboratory/ field activity that can be used to teach a topic in the curriculum of a particular discipline with the help of a climate-related example.

A Tool can be used by educators in the classroom/laboratory or by students for independent learning.

The Teaching Tools are categorized on the basis of Discipline, Type of Tools, Climate Topic, Grade Level, Region and Language.

These Teaching Tools

  1.  have different levels of complexity,
  2.  require access to a computer (in most cases),
  3.  may be accessible as online or offline modules
  4.  utilize global or local data (where relevant), and
  5.  may be available in various languages

Teaching Tools Categories

Climate Topic

Climate and Agriculture

Climate and Health

Climate and Society

Climate and the Anthroposphere

Climate and the Atmosphere

Climate and the Biosphere

Climate and the Cryosphere

Climate and the Hydrosphere

Climate and the Lithosphere

Climate Change and Food Security

Climate Literacy

Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

Climate Variability Record

Disasters and Hazards

Energy, Economics and Climate Change

Greenhouse Effect

Long-term Cycles and Feedback Mechanisms

Planetary Climate

Planetary Energy Balance

Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance

Resources for Introduction to Climate Change

Lesson Plan: Teaching about the UN Sustainable Development Goals
As a High School or Undergraduate Economics or Social Sciences teacher, you can use this lesson plan to teach about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as outlined by the United Nations for nations
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Lesson Plan: Literary Analysis using Climate Fiction
As a High School and Undergraduate Humanities teacher in English, you can use this lesson plan to teach literary analysis of a novel (climate fiction). The recently recognized literary genre of ‘Cli-Fi’ is a valuable
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Lesson Plan: Reading and Listening Comprehension in French
As a High School or Undergraduate French language teacher or a teacher of French as a second language (intermediate or advanced level), you can use this set of computer-based tools to teach climate change-related French
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Lesson Plan: Use of Allegory in Literature
As a High School English Language teacher, you can use this lesson plan to teach about the literary device of allegory and examine an allegory in climate literature. This lesson plan will allow you to
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Lesson Plan: How to Read and Analyze Poetry
As a High School English Language teacher, you can use this lesson plan to teach your students how to read and analyze poetry and to use these techniques to examine climate related poems. In this
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Data Visualization of GHG Emissions
CAIT Climate Data Explorer by World Resources Institute (WRI) showcases the world’s top greenhouse gas-emitting countries with the latest global data available till the year 2013. This interactive chart can be used to explore it by
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Lesson Plan: Basic Data Handling Using Climate Data
As a Primary and Middle School Mathematics teacher, you can use this set of computer-based tools to teach your students the basics of data handling using climate data. This lesson plan can be used to
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Lesson Plan: Teaching Verb Tenses through Climate Literature
As a Middle or High School English teacher or a teacher of English as a second language, you can use this set of computer-based tools to teach tenses using climate literature. Global warming is causing
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Lesson Plan: Enhancing French Vocabulary: Written and Spoken Language
As a Middle or High School French teacher or a teacher of French as a second language (basic or elementary level), you can use this set of computer-based tools to teach climate related French vocabulary
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