An instructional resource to help educators and teachers engage high school students in climate change education.
The Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) is in the process of developing an instructional resource to support climate change awareness, education and engagement in high schools. This instructional resource referred to as the TEACHER’S GUIDE brings together a number of enticing educational components – outdoor experiential learning, place-based education, game development, digital & field mapping, and most importantly a clear understanding of climate change issues – all tailored to the new BC curriculum. Initiated in 2015, the Teacher’s Guide has been co-designed and evaluated iteratively with teachers, educators, technical experts, curriculum advisors, engagement professionals, and CALP partners and associates.
The Teacher’s Guide (expected to be completed by 2020) will include:
- BACKGROUND INFORMATION on climate change;
- LESSON PLANS (see below) on Climate Change, Urban Forestry, Renewable Energy, and sustainability related issues/topics, offering a wide variety of suggested indoor & outdoor activities, homework assignments, cross-curricular competencies, etc;
- INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the Cool Tools in classrooms.
Stay tuned as we develop this resource! Please sign-up here if you are interested in being involved, or just providing feedback on some of our tools and resources and staying connected with CALP.
Classroom-ready LESSON PLANS & COOL TOOLS:
- Lesson Plans on Introduction to Climate Change
- Lesson Plans on Renewable Energy with accompanying .ppt slides to support City of Vancouver’s Renewable City Strategy
- Lesson Plans on Urban Forests with accompanying .ppt slides
- Lesson Plans on Signs of Climate Change with accompanying .ppt slides
- Lesson Plan on Exploring Climate Change in my Community: co-developed with ESRI Canada
Related Tools & Resources:
- The Citizen’s Coolkit on Urban Forestry & Climate Change (Full & Mini version)
- The iCoolkit (under-development)
- Our Future Community Videogame Beta
- Community Energy Explorer
Support from partners like the City of Vancouver, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Board for Parks & Recreation, UBC’s Peter Wall Institute, Science World, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Telus and an anonymous Foundation have made the research and development of the Guide possible.
Deepti Mathew Iype
Social Innovation Lead & Research Scientist
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
3321 – 2260 West Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
P: 604 822 8912 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org