Civic Engagement + Climate Justice Curricula & Guides
World’s Largest Lesson promotes use of the Sustainable Development Goals in learning so that children can contribute to a better future for all. We produce creative tools for educators and action focussed learning experiences for children and young people that build skills and motivation to take action. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
The mission of the Young Voices for the Planet film series is to limit the magnitude of climate change and its impacts by empowering children and youth, through uplifting and inspiring success stories, to take an essential role in informing their communities — and society at large, challenging decision-makers, and catalyzing change.
Students will take a close look at leaders and events that helped form the EJ movement and discuss how they can help dismantle/counteract damage caused by systemic racism. They explore examples of EJ Heroes—activists who have addressed environmental justice problems in their communities—and begin exploring strategies they can implement to become EJ heroes, too.
The Community Action and Problem Solving Process develops the civic skills that young people need to make real change while deepening students’ understanding of STEM concepts. It’s a six step process where students identify environmental problems, determine the policies/practices that perpetuate the problem, then implement solutions using civic means. We prioritize youth-adult partnerships, project-based learning, and inquiry.
This cornerstone curriculum provides a six-step process for youth activism that asks students to examine their communities, identify issues of importance to them, conduct intensive primary research about these issues, analyze power, develop strategies, and take action to impact policy - while reflecting on the process throughout.
Students choose an issue they care about, develop a focused, strategic plan to address the issue, take real action, and then reflect on their successes, challenges, and plans moving forward.