|This lesson plan contains several sections that introduce the Economics of Climate Change such as Cost Benefit Studies, Climate Change and Inequality, Policy Responses to Climate Change including Mitigation, Carbon Taxes, Cap and Trade, amongst others. It also contains discussion questions and exercises.|
“This module addresses both aspects of climate literacy: understanding of climate science through data analysis and interpretation, and understanding of literary tools and techniques through which climate science is portrayed. The module is designed to be completed in introductory natural science classes where literature is not typically included as well as in humanities classes where climate change science is not normally addressed.” (quoted from https://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/teaching_materials/climate_fact/index.html)
In this lesson plan, students learn about the impacts of climate change on human health. The lesson plan contains several modules and case studies on issues such as Temperature-related Death and Illness; Air Quality Impacts; Vector-Borne Diseases; Water-Related Illness; Food Safety; Mental Health and Well-Being.
This tool helps students learn about the link between climate change and water, and the resulting social and cultural impacts. The material includes cases studies on drought, flooding, and glacier loss in Bolivia.
|In this lesson plan, students are introduced to the concept of ‘Climate Refugees’, learn about how climate change is forcing large populations to migrate from their homes and what should the societal response be to such a human migration caused by climate change.|
This educational resource consists of eight modules that situates climate justice within the context of British Columbia’s ecology, history, economy and community. The modules are Introduction to Climate Justice, Re-imagining our Food System, Transportation Transformation, Rethinking Waste, Fracking Town Hall, Green Industrial Revolution, Imagining the Future We Want, Challenges to Change.
|In this lesson plan, students are introduced to the linkages between the food system and climate change. The lesson plan focuses on the contribution of the food system to climate change and means of reducing it as well as the effect of climate change on agriculture.|
The resources in this lesson plan introduce the link between phenology and climate change. Students can work on a range of activities–learn about phenology, investigate phenological events, and analyze phenological data (of monarchs, milkweed, and dandelions) by plotting graphs.
“This module provides an introduction to the economic analysis of environmental issues, providing broader perspectives on sustainability as well as standard environmental economic techniques such as valuation. Applications include fisheries management, sustainable agriculture, and global climate change.” (quoted from the description on the website)
In this activity, students are introduced to the concept of Cost Benefit Analysis and learn how the costs and benefits of carbon abatement are calculated. They also learn to calculate the price of carbon emissions for an efficient global carbon abatement level.
In this activity, students can calculate the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) based on the mean sea level pressure data spanning 80 years. The calculated SOI can be compared with a case study of the Huanghe River.
The tool allows a student to learn about the isotopes of oxygen (O18 and O16); to understand the relative distribution of these isotopes in the atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere; and to explore how these isotopes can be used as indicators of paleoclimate.
|This guided lecture and discussion helps students to understand the possible impact of climate change on animal migration (an important animal behavior) and to explore the neuroscience of migration. The example of monarch butterfly migration is used for discussion and reading.|