Changing Climates – Grades 9-10

Lessons will explore the cause and effect of climate change, focusing on the effects of particular human activities on the environment.
Students will explore the impacts of climate change on human and non-human communities, developing critical thinking and building empathy whilst engaging in individual and collective actions to inspire positive change and move from anxiety to empowerment

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
Scheme of work
Teacher pack
Lesson resources11 x lesson resources
Parent resourcesParent Pack
Vole’s Big Flood

Aims & Objectives

Lessons will explore the cause and effect of climate change, focusing on the effects of particular human activities on the environment.

Students will explore the impacts of climate change on human and non-human communities, developing critical thinking and building empathy whilst engaging in individual and collective actions to inspire positive change and 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 9-10 | 14-16 years
CAPS SubjectGeography | Life Orientation | Natural Sciences
Grade 9 alignmentGeography: Term 2: Opportunities for development
a. Alternative development and Sustainable development

Geography: Term 4: Sustainable use of resources
a. Concepts and the ways in which resources can be used sustainably
b. Role of consumers in preserving resources

Life Orientation: Term 3: Health, social and environmental responsibility
a. Volunteerism
b. Different types of organisations combating social and environmental health problems and adding to sustainable development

Natural Sciences: Term 4: The atmosphere
a. The greenhouse effect
b. Impacts of the greenhouse effect on human society and the environment
Grade 10 alignmentGeography: Term 1: Composition and structure of the atmosphere
a. Causes and effects of ozone depletion
b. Ways in which to reduce ozone depletion

Geography: Term 1: Heating of the atmosphere
a. The greenhouse effect and the impacts of it on people and the environment
b. Global warming and the causes, effects, evidence and impacts of it
c. Impact of climate change on Africa’s environment and people
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Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons