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Any educator can Make Climate a Class, no matter the subject or grade level. All you have to do is pick a date during Worldwide Climate and Justice Education Week, carve out just 30 minutes of class time and incorporate climate into that day’s class. But don’t worry if you’re not a “Climate Expert,” our curricular partner, Subject To Climate, makes climate education easy and straightforward.

Use their resource database to find a lesson plan that’s right for you and your class. You can search lesson plans by grade level, subject, language, region and more. So Make Climate A Class during Worldwide Climate and Justice Education Week and join the thousands of educators joining us in 2024 to turn students’ climate despair into climate repair. 


CLEAN- Committed to Climate and Energy Education 

CLEAN is the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network.
Our primary efforts are:

  • to steward a reviewed collection of free, high-quality teaching materials for teaching climate and energy
  • to support the CLEAN Network, a community of professionals committed to improving climate and energy literacy.


Climate Stories Project

Specific Subject: Climate Impacts

Age Group: Elementary school through adult

The Climate Stories Project is a compelling collection of personal stories contributed by people from around the world whose narratives highlight the human dimensions of climate change, reflecting how individuals and communities are affected by the shifting climate and environmental challenges. Through the power of storytelling, complex scientific concepts are humanized, making climate change more relatable and relevant to everyday life. In addition to raising awareness, the website aims to inspire and empower its audience. The website serves as an educational platform, enlightening visitors about the multifaceted aspects of climate change and its effects on individuals and communities. To encourage user engagement and interaction, visitors can comment on stories, share their responses on social media, and participate in discussions on the platform. This interactive aspect fosters a sense of connection between storytellers and their audience, creating a space for meaningful dialogue around climate change and its impacts.

Communities in Crisis: Student Voices on Climate Change

Specific Subject: Social Aspects of Climate Crisis

Age Groups: All people of all ages

The "Communities in Crisis" website, hosted by Penn State University, is a thought-provoking and informative platform that delves into the examination of various societal challenges and crises. Created with the intention of fostering understanding, awareness, and meaningful discourse, the website serves as a dynamic resource for students, educators, researchers, and the wider community interested in exploring the complex issues facing communities around the world. Its diverse collection of resources, articles, case studies, and multimedia materials that analyze a wide spectrum of societal crises encompass a broad range of topics such as social justice, economic inequality, environmental concerns, health disparities, political unrest, and more. Through an interdisciplinary lens, the website engages visitors in a thoughtful exploration of the root causes, impacts, and potential solutions to these pressing challenges.

Its standout feature‒in-depth case studies‒provide a comprehensive look into real-world scenarios, highlighting the experiences of communities grappling with complex issues. The case studies offer rich narratives, data-driven analyses, and firsthand accounts, giving visitors a deeper insight into the multifaceted nature of each crisis. Interactive maps, simulations, quizzes, and multimedia presentations actively engage visitors in the learning process.

Write the World - Climate Writing Awards

Specific Subject: poems and short stories

Age Group: All people of all ages

“Write the World invited young writers ages 13 to 19 to submit their pieces and responses to three climate writing prompts. From 33 countries around the world, young writers penned poems, stories, and letters‒all speaking in their own way to the climate crisis we are living through. This collection is composed of the winning entries and selected finalists in each category”(issuu). 

SDG Toolkit

Specific Subject: Sustainable Development

Age Group: High School students, Higher Education students, adults, and educators of all age groups

Organized by The University College Cork, this site is dedicated to promoting and facilitating the understanding, integration, and advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Designed as a resource hub for students, educators, researchers, and the wider community, the toolkit empowers individuals and institutions to take meaningful actions towards achieving a more sustainable and equitable world. At the core of the UCC SDG Toolkit is a comprehensive repository of information about each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Provided resources include downloadable toolkits, guides, best practice examples, case studies, and practical tips for integrating sustainable practices into diverse areas such as education, research, operations, and community engagement. For educators, the Toolkit offers support in incorporating the SDGs into curricula by providing curriculum guides, lesson plans, and interdisciplinary teaching materials that facilitate the exploration of sustainability across different academic disciplines. To monitor and evaluate progress, the toolkit equips users with tools for tracking their contributions to the SDGs through impact assessment frameworks and reporting guidelines. With a focus on innovation and creativity, the toolkit showcases innovative projects, research initiatives, and success stories that illustrate how individuals and organizations are making tangible progress towards the SDGs. 


Bullfrog Films

Specific Subject: Climate-related films

Age Groups: All people of all ages

The Bullfrog Communities website presents an inspiring and impactful initiative called the "Worldwide Teach-In on Climate Justice." This platform serves as a hub for individuals, educators, and activists from around the globe who are committed to fostering a deeper understanding of climate justice and its crucial role in addressing the complex challenges posed by climate change. offers a rich collection of educational resources, including videos, articles, lesson plans, and multimedia presentations, all centered around the themes of climate justice, equity, and sustainability. These resources are meticulously curated to empower educators and learners to engage in meaningful discussions and actions addressing the intersection of climate and social justice.

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EPA Climate Change Resources for Educators and Students

Specific Subject: Climate science and impacts resources for educators

Age Group: Kindergarten through Higher Education

At the heart of this website lies a commitment to empower educators and students with the knowledge and tools needed to understand climate change. From lesson plans to interactive activities, the website equips educators to effectively integrate climate change topics into their curricula, while engaging students in meaningful and enlightening learning experiences.

Educators can explore a dedicated section brimming with teacher-focused resources. These include ready-to-use lesson plans, classroom activities, educational games, and multimedia presentations tailored to various grade levels. The resources are designed to make teaching about climate change engaging and accessible, while fostering critical thinking, inquiry, and informed decision-making among students. These materials help cultivate a deeper understanding of climate change and inspire a sense of environmental responsibility from a young age. The website bridges the gap between theory and real-world relevance by highlighting the tangible impacts of climate change on the environment, human health, and society. It offers insights into climate-related policies, adaptation strategies, and mitigation efforts, fostering an understanding of the interconnectedness between climate change and everyday life.

NASA Resources for  Students and Teachers

Specific Subject: Climate science and impacts resources for educators

Age Group: Kindergarten through Higher Education

The NASA Climate for Educators website is a specialized and informative online platform designed to support educators in effectively teaching climate science to students of all ages. It offers a rich collection of curriculum resources tailored to different grade levels and subjects. These resources include lesson plans, activities, multimedia presentations, and hands-on experiments that facilitate interactive and engaging learning experiences related to climate science. Its primary focus is empowering educators with the knowledge and tools they need to incorporate climate science into their curricula. Whether educators are teaching in formal classrooms or informal settings, the website caters to their diverse needs, providing a comprehensive suite of resources that align with various educational standards and learning objectives. Recognizing the importance of continuous professional development, the website offers opportunities for educators to enhance their understanding of climate science through workshops, webinars, and online courses. The website creates opportunities for educators and students to connect with NASA scientists and experts in climate science through virtual events, Q&A sessions, and live discussions.

NASA Climate Kids

Specific Subject: Climate science basics

Age Group: Kindergarten through 5th grade

Climate Kids is an engaging website that empowers and educates young learners about climate change and its impacts. The platform is specifically designed for children, providing a safe and accessible online space to explore and understand the science behind climate change, as well as inspiring them to become environmentally conscious and responsible global citizens. At the heart of Climate Kids lies its comprehensive collection of educational content focused on climate science and environmental topics. Through a variety of interactive games, informative articles, captivating videos, and engaging activities, the website offers young learners the opportunity to grasp complex concepts in a fun and accessible manner. These resources cover a wide range of subjects, such as weather patterns, ecosystems, greenhouse gasses, renewable energy, and the impact of climate change on wildlife and habitats. Climate Kids features a diverse selection of educational games and interactive activities that make learning about climate change an enjoyable experience. Recognizing the role of educators and parents in nurturing a child's interest in climate science, Climate Kids offers dedicated sections with valuable resources for teachers and caregivers, including lesson plans, printable materials, and guidance on how to incorporate climate-related topics into the classroom or home environment.

Climate.gov - Teaching Climate

Specific Subject: Climate science and impacts resources for educators

Age Group: Kindergarten through Higher Education

At the heart of the Climate.gov Teaching Resources website is its role as a hub for educators seeking reliable and up-to-date materials to enhance their teaching of climate science. The website serves as a one-stop destination for teachers, offering a diverse range of resources suitable for various grade levels, subject areas, and teaching styles. Educators can access an extensive collection of teaching materials including lesson plans, interactive activities, data visualizations, multimedia presentations, and worksheets that cover a wide spectrum of climate-related topics. Each resource is meticulously designed to engage students and promote active learning while aligning with national education standards. Recognizing the diverse needs of educators and students, the Climate.gov Teaching Resources website offers materials that cater to various learning styles and abilities. It also offers opportunities for professional development through webinars, workshops, and training sessions. Educators can connect with experts in the field, engage in discussions, and stay informed about the latest advancements in climate science education.