This course integrates scientific content and pedagogical practices that are important for teaching global climate change at the middle school level. In particular, this course will help you to:
Examine your own understanding of global climate change and human impacts working through activities that connect to big climate change concepts
Modify existing activities and create new lessons about global climate change to incorporate into your own instruction
Develop a library of tools and resources that you can use to inform your future instructional design around climate change
Use the NGSS science and engineering practices (constructing explanations and creating models) to develop your own and students’ understanding of the concepts
Analyze student thinking about climate change through video cases
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