Elementary Teaching Strategies
Climate! How do I teach this complex, controversial, and challenging topic to my elementary students?
Many elementary teachers grapple with these questions, so you are not alone! Climate science includes many complex systems and concepts. Climate change is a high-profile, planetary challenge with some easy and countless controversial solutions. The impacts of a changing climate can lead to feelings of helplessness and anxiety, especially in younger learners who do not feel addressing the challenge is within their locus of control. Luckily, there are effective strategies that teachers can apply with students to help them understand and connect with this challenging topic. Also check out our webinar on Strategies for Integrating Climate Science into the Elementary Classroom on our webinar page.
How to talk with kids about climate change resources: