To help you support positive action towards climate change in your school, scroll down below for a list of resources that you may wish to explore for 1) classroom teachings, and 2) your professional development in language education

Resources for classroom teachers

Types of resources available: Teaching materials, activities and games, recorded webinars

Skills for students: Critical thinking, Problem solving, Collaboration, Creativity, Student leadership, Digital literacy 

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Climate Change Challenge Activities and games

For: Students aged 7 - 19 years old

Interactive resource with 20 climate change challenges and activities. 

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Life Below Water Teaching materials

For: Students aged 9 - 13 years old

Classroom materials for teachers to support pupils in tackling plastic pollution while developing skills in critical thinking and creative collaboration. Instructions provided. 

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Climate action and rising sea levels Activities and games

For: Students aged 7 to 11 years old

Home learning activities to understand the effect of climate change including rise in sea levels. 

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ZERO WASTE: Tackling climate change through student leadership Teaching materials

For: Students aged 9 to 16 years old

A resource to help teachers planning classroom activities to support the development of pupils’ core skills such as student leadership and personal development

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Education exchange digital events Recorded events

Free webinar events that bring together education practitioners from around the world to develop ideas, share great practice and inspire each other to find solutions to shared challenges.

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Resources for professional development for teachers

Types of resources available: Lesson plans, Online course, Podcast series

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Climate Action in Language Education Programme (CALE) Online course This course is a practical course designed to train English language teachers how to integrate environmental issues in English language teaching, through the exploration of language, principles and projects.  It aims to equip teachers and learners with the skills they need to take and sustain meaningful and impactful action to protect the environment in their local contexts. Click here
CALE lesson plans Lesson plans

For: Primary learners, secondary learners, and adults

The twelve lessons cover a range of levels and age groups, and each explores a different topic, from sports to storms and from families to fashion. They are designed with flexibility in mind, can be integrated within existing curricula and are available in two versions, for classroom-based lessons and online teaching. 

Topics range from A Green Classroom, The 5 R's of sustainability, Family footprint, to 21st century jobs. 

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CALE podcasts Podcasts

A ten-part podcast series from the British Council which explores the relationship between the climate crisis and language education.

Topics range from Speaking youth - to power, Natural language, to future perfect. 

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