Teaching Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis

A People’s Curriculum for the Earth is a collection of articles, role plays, simulations, stories, poems, and graphics to help breathe life into teaching about the environmental crisis.

The book features some of the best articles from Rethinking Schools magazine alongside classroom-friendly readings on climate change, energy, water, food, and pollution–as well as on people who are working to make things better.

At a time when it’s becoming increasingly obvious that life on Earth is at risk, here is a resource that helps students see what’s wrong and imagine solutions.

“Bigelow and Swinehart have created a critical resource for today’s young people about humanity’s responsibility for the Earth. This book can engender the shift in perspective so needed at this point on the clock of the universe.” – Gregory Smith, Professor of Education, Lewis & Clark College, co-author with David Sobel of Place- and Community-based Education in Schools

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The Inside Scoop: This resource came highly recommended to us by many teachers, in particular after the Canadian Environmental Education Conference in Saskatchewan in 2019 (EECOM 2019) where Tim Swinehart spoke. We are excited to be working with Rethinking Schools to bring this resource to Canadian schools and educators!