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What do Harvey, Irma, Maria and Florence have in common?

Hello friends, I'm hoping all of our colleagues in North and South Carolina are safe as Florence continues to inundate their region, and I know we all send our expressions of caring at this difficult time for so many who are dealing with enormous challenges. Here's an article from Forbes online with details on ways we can help.

I've been motivated to plan lessons related to climate change for some time. Thankfully, there are some wonderful resources on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's (NOAA) website. Teaching Climate is a section of the NOAA site for teachers.

Here's a video from NASA that's also useful https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/WorldOfChange/decadaltemp.php. Both readworks.org and newsela.com have articles on this topic for readers at different levels.

It is not only relevant for learners to understand the basics of the science around climate change, it is also important that they can express their views on this critical topic to others.

You are invited to share your thoughts as well as your teaching ideas and any resources you can recommend.

Cheers, Susan Finn Miller

Moderator, Teaching & Learning CoP

 

 

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Kathy_Tracey's picture
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Hi Susan,
Thanks for sharing these great resources! I'd like to add another resource, FEMA self-paced free training with industry recognized certificates. https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx
These trainings cover emergency planning, community trainings, and many other topics.

Do any of you use these trainings? I'm familiar with a program in South Dakota who uses these as a way to build credentials to help their students secure employment.

Sincerely
Kathy Tracey