Changing Climates – Grades 11-12

Lessons will examine some of human activities which led to global warming, exploring the cause and effect of climate change and focusing on environmental effects. Students will explore the impact of climate change on human and non-human communities, developing critical thinking and empathy whilst discussing the politics and emotions of climate change, helping move from anxiety to empowerment.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
Scheme of work
Teacher pack
Lesson resources6 x lesson resources
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Aims & Objectives

Lessons will examine some of human activities which led to global warming, exploring the cause and effect of climate change and focusing on environmental effects.

Students will explore the impact of climate change on human and non-human communities, developing critical thinking and empathy whilst discussing the politics and emotions of climate change, helping move from anxiety to empowerment.

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 11-12 | 16-19 years
CAPS SubjectGeography | Life Orientation | Life Sciences
Grade 11 alignmentLife Orientation: Term 2: Social and environmental responsibility
a. Environmental problems that cause ill-health
b. Floods, droughts, pollution, waste disposal, food insecurity and loss of biodiversity

Life Orientation: Term 2: Social and environmental responsibility
a. Climate change and its causes
b. Impacts of climate change on development
c. Migration and adaption

Life Sciences: Term 4: Environmental studiesHuman impact on the environment
a. The atmosphere and climate change
b. Water availability and quality
c. Food security
d. Loss of biodiversity
e. Solid waste disposal

Geography: Term 4: Resources and sustainability
a. Using resources and the concept of sustainable development
b. Relationship between natural resources and ecological development
c. Exploitation and depletion of resources
d. Concepts of sustainability and sustainable development
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Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons