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Climate Outreach, Climate Visuals


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


Social Studies

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Climate Visuals: Seven Principles for Visual Climate Change Communication

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  • This guide explains Climate Outreach's research on what makes for impactful images about climate change. 
  • Students will learn about the seven principles for selecting images to communicate with others about the impacts of climate change. 
Teaching Tips


  • The full report gives a very good and detailed explanation of the research findings and would be very helpful for a teacher in selecting images of climate change to use in the classroom. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • The report notes that the images in the guide are hyperlinked, but the links do not work.
  • The recommendations in the report are helpful for teachers selecting images to use in the classroom, and for students selecting images to use in their work.


  • Teachers could use this report in a lesson about research methodology. Students could discuss the survey methods and the researchers' conclusions.
  • Students could answer the survey questions and see how the class' responses correspond to the responses that the researchers collected.
  • Other resources on this topic include this gallery of climate artwork, this collection of glacier images, and this SubjectToClimate lesson plan on writing a poem based on a climate photograph.
Scientist Notes
There is no misconception in this resource. This resource is recommended for teaching environmental and climate justice.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions
      • D4.3.9-12 Present adaptations of arguments and explanations that feature evocative ideas and perspectives on issues and topics to reach a range of audiences and venues outside the classroom using print and oral technologies (e.g., posters, essays, letters, debates, speeches, reports, and maps) and digital technologies (e.g., Internet, social media, and digital documentary).
  • National Core Arts Standards
    • Visual Arts: Standard 7 - Perceive and analyze artistic work.
      • VA:Re7.2.Ia Analyze how one’s understanding of the world is affected by experiencing visual imagery.
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