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Author

Climate Generation

Grades

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Social Studies, Civics, Climate Action

Resource Type

  • Project

Regional Focus

North America, United States

Format

PDF

Climate Commitments: School Board Resolution Toolkit

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Synopsis
  • This toolkit provides action steps for students to present and pass a climate resolution through their school district's school board.
  • The toolkit includes a template that will guide students as they write their resolution. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The toolkit gives step-by-step directions for students to take action in their community.
  • Climate Generation will provide individual support to help students build a climate strategy.
  • The school board resolution template is a strong start for students.

Additional Prerequisites

  • To download the toolkit, teachers need to enter an email and type in a code sent to the email address. 
  • The links to Youth Environmental Activists and iMatter on page 4 do not work.

Differentiation

  • This project could be a school-wide initiative. Older students could build leadership skills by visiting younger students' classrooms to talk about the project and explain the importance of climate education and civic engagement.
  • Students in private or charter schools can research who they should appeal to in order to advocate for climate education in their own institutions.
Scientist Notes
This toolkit has no contradiction and it is recommended for climate actions and education.
Standards

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Civics
      • D2.Civ.1.6-8 Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of citizens, political parties, interest groups, and the media in a variety of governmental and nongovernmental contexts.
      • D2.Civ.12.3-5 Explain how rules and laws change society and how people change rules and laws.
      • D2.Civ.2.3-5 Explain how a democracy relies on people's responsible participation, and draw implications for how individuals should participate.
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
      • D4.8.6-8 Apply a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions and take action in their classrooms and schools, and in out-of-school civic contexts.
      • D4.8.3-5 Use a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions about and act on civic problems in their classrooms and schools.
      • D4.8.9-12 Apply a range of deliberative and democratic strategies and procedures to make decisions and take action in their classrooms, schools, and out-of-school civic contexts.
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