Let’s be honest. Many times we have students that know more about a topic than we do or who are experts in something we know little about (anime, anyone?). We also have students that are deeply passionate about current causes or social issues like immigration, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+, or global warming. As teachers you always want to engage and empower your students into meaningful action, pointing them in directions where they can keep learning and find a place for their voice.
If you’re a teacher whose students are passionate about climate change—whether they’re sharing tips to reduce carbon footprints, checking the recycling number on the bottom of plastic containers, or exhibiting anxiety over current weather extremes—this blog will help you guide your passionate learners to meaningful resources, helping them to learn, process, and channel their feelings about climate change.
I’ll briefly discuss each of the seven resources and explain how they can help teachers engage and empower passionate learners. As a classroom teacher, I’ll also share my ideas for quick practical activities and larger project-based learning that your students can engage in with any of your lessons or units.