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Make the most of your students' Our Climate Our Future experience.

Mapping Air Pollution in Oakland, CA

Air pollution doesn't affect all people equally. In this NGSS-aligned lesson, students learn to make a heat map by drawing contour lines of air pollution in Oakland, CA and examining how air pollution affects some communities more strongly than others. 

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Have the Talk: Climate Conversations

Research shows that having a one-on-one conversation with a friend or family member can have a significant impact on each person's views on the subject. Support your students to have a conversation about climate change with a parent or other adult through this 45-minute lesson plan that guides students through the steps of having an open, listening-based conversation. 

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Analyzing the Rise of U.S. Wildfires

In this activity, students graph the acres burned by wildfires across the U.S. by year and compare the trend to that of rising temperatures. Students can literally connect the dots between climate change and increased risk of wildfires. This activity takes one 45-minute class period and is suitable for middle or high school grades. Activity includes a teacher answer key.

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Hope After Hurricanes 

For classrooms whose communities have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 
The activity allows students to share their experiences and emotions and gives students the opportunity to exercise solidarity by connecting with youth across the country.

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Our Climate Our Future Lesson Plans

These three hands-on lessons are specifically designed for use with Our Climate Our Future. All lessons are hands-on activities that require minimal materials, can be easily done in a single class period and are aligned to NGSS. 



Discussion Guide

Our Climate Our Future brings up lots of real-world topics and exciting ideas that will get the conversation in your classroom flowing. Use this classroom discussion guide as you go through Our Climate Our Future to deepen students' learning. 

Student FAQ

Check out the top 10 frequently asked questions that ACE gets from students about climate change, with accessible answers and links to more information.

Student Worksheet

This worksheet focuses on key vocabulary and comprehension for Our Climate Our Future. It is designed to be filled out while students are watching the videos.
Note: Go to File > Download As to download the worksheet and answer key as a .doc or .pdf file.


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