Climate Change\|Climate Change Primary

About this resource

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The purpose of this online resource is to provide practitioners from early level onwards with high-quality, accurate and topical resources to help them teach about climate change within Curriculum for Excellence.

Climate change is a complex moral, scientific, social and technological issue that is likely to be one of the defining issues of the 21st century. It is essential that children and young people are given the opportunity to learn about this important issue and develop informed opinions and views as global citizens. In addition to being explicitly mentioned in many experiences and outcomes, climate change offers a stimulating, challenging and relevant context for learning across the curriculum.

The resources on this website are not intended to provide practitioners with ready-made lessons but rather to equip them with essential background information, links, photos and videos that can be used and adapted to suit the needs, interests and abilities of learners.

Whilst this website has been designed for practitioners, the video material can be used directly with children and young people to stimulate discussions, thinking and learning.