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Empowering Young Voices for the Planet

Use this manual to teach your students the science and reality of climate change, while empowering them to take action.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483317236
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2014
  • Page Count: 160
  • Publication date: March 20, 2014

Price: $22.95



Because action is the best antidote to climate change!

If you haven’t yet viewed the Young Voices for the Planet films, you need to. Immediately. And so do your students! These remarkable films showcase nine youth advocates who, starting with nothing but enthusiasm, are shrinking the carbon footprint in their homes, schools, and communities. And now, with the help of this corresponding teacher’s guide, you can help your students take action against global warming, too.

Above all else, Empowering Young Voices for the Planet is about teaching students the science and reality of climate change, while empowering them to respond effectively—and without fear. Inside this guide you’ll find

  • Inspiring true stories of low- or no-cost youth-led projects that address a wide range of environmental issues and engage schools, local government, businesses, the public, and parents
  • Practical tips for inspiring students to develop projects relevant to their own communities, including planning, financing, safety, and liability
  • Many creative and replicable ways to reduce CO2 emissions, as well as connections to the Next Generation Science Standards

Discover for yourself what a powerful catalyst “think globally, act locally” can be when integrated into STEM, social studies, environmental studies, and civic engagement lessons. If not now, when?

“The entire film series is beyond fantastic. Through the YVFP films we witness youth taking a stand to fight to save their planet and their future.”
--Karla Utting
Programs Director
Dream in Green

To view the Young Voices for the Planet films or purchase your own DVD, visit http://www.youngvoicesonclimatechange.com/

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


About the Authors

Introduction: The Young Voices Approach to Teaching Climate Change

Part I. It's Happening Now All Over the World

1. Alec Loorz: Kids vs. Global Warming

2. Girl Scouts: Lighting the Community

3. Team Marine and a Time Machine

4. Anya: Citizen Science in Siberia

5. Felix: Plants for the Planet

6. Green Ambassadors

7. Dreaming in Green

8. Olivia's Birds

9. Longing for a Local Lunch

Part II. Make it Happen in a Community Near You!

Appendix I. Reproducible Student Sheets

Appendix II. Teacher Support Material: Answers to Student Questions and List of Selected Standards

Appendix III. Resources for Further Exploration

Important Terms Related to Climate Change





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