Will Steger Foundation’s Global Warming 101 Lesson Plans were developed to raise public awareness about global warming as witnessed through Will Steger’s polar expeditions. They educate about the effects of human actions upon the global climate, and empower individual innovation.
This curriculum bridges the gap in elementary curriculum resources; it was created with the idea that teaching about climate change at the elementary level is possible, if the curriculum provides students with real, authentic solutions they can be a part of and provides them with the tools to enact these solutions.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
Five interdisciplinary standards-based lesson plans on global warming for grades 3–6 with a focus on persuasive communication and language arts. These lesson plans help students master the requisite background information on global climate change processes and how to communicate about the issue using communication strategies.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator as to how the resource is used and what they intend to gain from using it.
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