- Benefit from free lesson plans, teaching resources and training
- Enhance young people’s understanding of global issues
- Build confidence in young people to take action for what they believe in
As educators you have a unique and exciting opportunity to inspire and empower young people to take action on climate change. Through the resources produced by the Make the Link programme you will be able to invite the global dimension of climate change into your classroom and equip young people with the tools they need to succeed as active citizens in their community!
Learning in the Classroom
The Learning Resource Pack includes seven unit plans, each containing activities that can be adapted for different age groups, subject areas and abilities. The pack will facilitate active learning about climate change and help build the skills and confidence that young people will require to start taking action locally, nationally and internationally. There are also a number of additional resources focusing on the links between climate change and key development issues such as gender.
"The learning resources are very good and since that they have been infused in the curriculum, it simplified the learning process…they can be used in a very wide range of subjects in the curriculum. They enhance learning at our level."
Action in the Community
Young people have been getting active across all six Make the Link countries to involve their communities in reducing their impact on the environment, from tree planting in Malawi to promoting reusable bags in Bulgaria!
Campaign teams have been stepping up their school recycling, getting on their bikes, reducing energy waste, growing their own and getting creative by raising awareness of their actions with eco murals, fashion shows, children’s story books and a whole host of other community events.
To support you with facilitating a campaign group we have an extensive step by step Active Citizenship Guide, free to download, with all the tools you will need to explore the issues with your students, develop their skills and plan a successful action project! You can also get inspiration from the schools who have already undertaken a climate change campaign project here.
"Young people need to become aware of the issues within their communities in order to make a change for the better. Climate change is not only a pressing issue but is also an issue that young people readily engage with and by doing so begin to learn about the world they live in and how to take political action."
Mat Hicks, Teacher at Sidney Stringer Academy
Supporting and promoting youth voice
By recognising the rights of children and young people to have their voices heard now, and utilising their unique skills and insights, the challenges posed by climate change can be turned into opportunities.
This useful guide ‘Decision-Makers, Young People and Climate Change Policy’ addresses the critical questions of ‘how’ and ‘why’ young people and decision-makers can and need to work more closely together on climate change. Through real-life examples you can support your students and motivate them to engage in a meaningfully dialogue with decision makers on issues of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Last Updated (Sunday, 16 December 2012 13:04)