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Climate Generation


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Social Studies, Civics

Resource Type

  • Projects

Regional Focus

Global, North America, United States, USA - Midwest, Minnesota



Climate Commitments: School Board Resolution Toolkit

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


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.5 Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
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