Educational resources

Resources and lesson plans

The factors influencing climate change are complex and so the network aims to create an understanding of these global issues. Consequently educational resources are being collated to illustrate the various climate change topics within the national curriculum for subjects as diverse as science, geography, global citizenship and ethics. The resources can also be used to teach languages as these are available in 7 languages through this website.

The resources are primarily in the form of activities which comprise –

  • background information to introduce the topic
  • worksheets for students
  • notes for teachers

Because of the nature of the observations and discussions, these activities are best undertaken in small groups where students can exchange information and arrive at some conclusions. The principal role of the teacher is to introduce the topic and facilitate and summarise the conclusions of the various groups. If the same methodology is adopted by your partner class (in another country) then you will be able to exchange information and discuss any differences in your observations.


Many activities have been developed and are being trialled to illustrate subject topics. These activities can comprise one or more parts of a lesson and lesson plans can be used to link to specific themes or topics in various disciplines. What classes joining the network should do is to link relevant climate change topics in various subjects so that students understand the causes and impacts as well as the need for action.

In using such resources it is important to reflect on past, current and future trends. For example, 100 years ago energy supplies were localised, today most are centralised and in the future supplies are much more likely to be localised again. Why this has and will likely reoccur reflects not only on our use of energy, but how society organises itself and the lifestyle that we choose to adapt.

Resources which the partners have developed and trialled in schools across Europe and other educational resources and links provided in external resources section.




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