Help your students grapple with solutions for climate change by introducing learning topics related to Sustainability.
Are you prepared to explain to your students how they can further sustainability, including in their own future careers? With SkillsBuild for Students sustainability resources, you’ll be ready to lead productive discussions on understanding the complexity of environmental change, learning from biomimicry to address real-world problems, and planning sustainable supply chains, energy, and waste operations.
Tags: Climate Change; Design Thinking
Language availability: English
Recommended student audience:
- Environmental Science
- Career Tech
- Climate Change
Connections to other SkillsBuild for Students content/courses: You can help your students turn their new knowledge into action by assigning them to learn more about Enterprise Design Thinking, and use the process to solve a problem related to climate change.
*Note: This topic’s content is particularly focused on being teacher led. The resources provided within the Teacher Resources channel are best used in a blended learning environment, but some of them could be used in isolation and assigned to students
Teacher Resource Channel: Sustainability
Do it in a day: Introduce the problem of Climate Change via the Understanding Climate Change video, then assign students an activity related to a solution they can apply in their own lives, like the reducing their own plastic footprint activity
Do it in a week: Do a short unit on Sustainability that covers a variety of topics: Supply Chain, Water Quality, Biomimicry and Sustainable Design, and examples of careers in Sustainability
Do it over a unit/summer: Lead a design thinking experience where students earn the Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner badge, learn about climate change and sustainability with resources from the Sustainability channel, and do a Design Thinking Challenge related to solving climate change.
Embed it In a Class: Use our Sustainability Curriculum Map to lead your students in a comprehensive deep-dive of Sustainability.
What users are saying
Great course, very well explained and interactive, well summarized and leaves no information missing. -David (student)