Use this week's First News debate (free resource) to get your pupils thinking and talking about the climate challenge, including how climate change affects us, why this is a global emergency, how the public can influence governments to take action and whether
ACT are supporting VotesforSchools as they aim to get 100,000 children's voices heard for COP26.
In the run up to the United Nations conference on climate change in Glasgow this November, COP26, VotesforSchools are working with a range of partner organisations including UNICEF UK to explore with children climate change and its effect on their rights.
The RSPCA has produced a large number of curriculum-linked resources. So far they have got over 60 lesson ideas that include teacher and pupil fact sheets, pupil activity sheets and engaging photos and pictures. Topics range from Animals and the law to Biodiversity. The topics are aimed at different age groups and cover curriculum material for Science and Citizenship Key stage 1 - 4. Many of these resources are also available in Welsh. All these resources can be found at www.rspca.org.uk/education.
Do you have an event or activity planned for Climate Week 2013? Register now atwww.climateweek.com. By registering your event, you can help build a social movement for change, encourage others in your area to take action, and profile the fantastic work that you are doing. This is your chance to shine.
The Climate Week Challenge is the UK’s biggest climate change competition, with 130,000 children, students and adults across the country working to come up with solutions to climate change. There are one-day and one-hour versions that can be done on any day during Climate Week (4th-10th March 2013).
An active citizenship project that will inspire your students? Boardworks has put together a case studies and FREE stuff for you to use with your KS3 students on a range of issues including Global Learning.
This is a nice, simple starter. Print these out (and perhaps laminate them): Top Trumps. Then get kids to work in pairs, each with four of the eight cards. One starts by choosing one characteristic from the form of energy on their cards. If they score higher than their opponent they get a point. You have to win two out of three to win your opponent's cards. The first to win all the cards, wins!