Climate Change

January 9, 2016
Note to Teacher:   Morningside Center aims to help young people develop the social and emotional skills we all need to take on climate change  - including empathy, critical thinking, problem-solving…
December 13, 2015
To the teacher:   This lesson provides a quick overview of the new agreement. For more, please see other TeachableMoment lessons on the Paris conference and on climate change here.  The full 31-page…
December 5, 2015
Gathering Share the following quote with students. It is believed to originate with the Cree peoples of Canada:    When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when…
November 28, 2015
  To The Teacher:   From November 30 to December 11, 2015, world leaders are gathering in Paris for a United Nations conference on climate change. Previous conferences have fallen short of their…
October 22, 2015
To The Teacher: Climate change can seem like an overwhelming problem. For environmentalists committed to raising public awareness and forcing action on this issue, it can be hard to find the best…
September 7, 2015
Ask students to read, or share out loud, the following:   Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Why are people marking the anniversary of a hurricane? What makes Hurricane Katrina so special that Amazon…
April 20, 2015
To The Teacher:   Arguably, no nation on Earth is as car-crazed and car-dependent as the United States. Over the past century, the concept of the "private car" has been deeply woven into the…
April 16, 2015
Ask students:  What is drought?  Elicit or explain that drought is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall. Explain that California is facing an historic drought. The drought is in its fourth…
April 10, 2015
Objectives: Introduce students to the impact of climate change and develop their understanding of climate justice. Gain understanding of resilience of the people who are most affected by climate…
April 4, 2015
  It's all in the numbers. President Obama made a key announcement about climate change on March 31, 2015:  He unveiled the U.S.'s targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions,…