Changing Climates: Grade 1 & 2

Lessons will introduce learning about the cause & effect of climate change, exploring some of the science and relating it to local contexts. Students will understand the impact of climate change on human and non-human communities and engage with the values and emotions that we are all experiencing, helping to inspire positive actions and empowerment moving forward.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
Scheme of work
Teacher pack
Lesson resources4 x lesson resources
Parent resourcesParent Pack
Vole’s Big Flood

Aims & Objectives

Lessons will introduce learning about the cause & effect of climate change, exploring some of the science and relating it to local contexts. Students will understand the impact of climate change on human and non-human communities and engage with the values and emotions that we are all experiencing, helping to inspire positive actions and empowerment moving forward.

Students will practise skills of critical thinking & questioning, deep listening, empathy building and thinking in systems (understanding how things connect) by engaging in a wide range of learning stimulus, discussion ideas and creative exercises.

What you will learn

Lesson 1 | Immerse | Our Changing Climate
Engaging with some of the realities of climate change, introducing the science and exploring ‘Deep Time’

Lesson 2 | Understand | Cause and Effect
Exploring causes and effects of climate change and understanding the influence of human activities

Lesson 3 | Perspectives | The Ripple Effects
Empathising with the impact of climate change in different communities, contexts and environments

Lesson 4 | Empower | Be the Change
Connecting with global change-makers and exploring emotional responses to climate change, learning to move from anxiety to empowerment

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 1-2 | 5-7 years
CAPS SubjectLife Skills
Grade R alignmentTerm 3: Healthy environment
a. Importance of a clean environment
b. Ways people pollute the environment
Grade 1 alignmentTerm 1: Weather
a. The weather around us
Grade 2 alignmentTerm 1: What we need to live
a. Air, food, water and sun and how we can protect these
Extra alignmentn/a
Not Enrolled

Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons