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Climate change classroom resources

The Earth's global temperature is warming, meaning that weather patterns and ecosystems are changing more quickly than animal species and human communities can adapt.

Many of the world's greatest challenges, from poverty to displacement, wildlife extinction to extreme weather events, are being intensified by climate change. By learning more about the science and geography that affects our world, and the decision makers and organisations who have the power to champion change, we want young people to embark on a personal journey with WWF to understand what needs to be done, to recognise what matters most to them and to take action to help protect the places, animals and things they love.

Climate themed lesson plans and activities

Shaping our Future includes climate themed lessons which can be taught either as a standalone lesson or as a series of cross-curricular linked lessons to help young people understand what climate change is and what they can do to help tackle it.

Shaping our Future resources for schools

Resources for pupils aged 7 - 14 years.

Our Shaping our Future resources includes presentations that introduce key themes and generate discussion, and includes group activities to develop greater understanding. Structured worksheets and information handouts are provided to support the tasks and record findings, together with links to additional information and age appropriate online sources to aid wider research.

Primary School Classroom Resources

An introduction to the classroom resources and guide to using the lesson plans with pupils aged 7 to 14.

This lesson plan will provide the opportunity for pupils to develop an understanding of key terms, such as weather and climate, and discuss the causes and impact of climate change.

This lesson plan will provide the opportunity for pupils to understand the UK’s commitments to tackling climate change, and recognise what will happen if we don’t meet our targets for reducing emissions.

This lesson plan will enable pupils to reflect on climate change learning and understanding from previous lessons, and present a positive vision of the future in a creative format.

Secondary School Classroom Resources

An introduction to the classroom resources and guide to using the lesson plans with pupils aged 7 to 14.

This lesson plan will enable your pupils to understand, through the use of detailed place-based exemplars at a variety of scales, the key processes in: weather and climate, including the change in climate from the Ice Age to the present.

Students investigate the impacts of climate change and international and national commitments to reduce emissions, such as the UK Climate Change Act and Paris Agreement.

Students reflect on climate change issues and their impact on the things students value most.

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