Education for Sustainable Development

Education for Sustainable Development

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Worksheets: Climate Change in the city. The twin cities of Bonn (Germany) and Chengdu (China)

This worksheet begins with a general discussion of the effects of climate change for Germany and China, providing background material on the national contexts. Students are made aware that climate change not only affects the Global South, but that it is already affecting areas of life in all the geographical zones of the world. After this general introduction the focus shifts to the local level, the twin cities of Bonn and Chengdu, allowing students to understand the topic of climate change with reference to a specific, narrowly defined urban context. >> mehr
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中德对比: 城市中的气候变化以友好城市波恩(德国)和成都(中国)为例

本文首先指出气候变化对德国和中国的总体影响,并提供各国环境的背景资料。学生将明确了解到气候变化不仅涉及发展中国家,而是早已影响世界所有地理范围内的生活区域。接着聚焦于局部地区——友好城市波恩和成都,使气候变化的主题在紧密相关的具体城市环境中变得易于理解。让学生了解气候变化方面的发展政策问题。两座城市波恩和成都多年以来项目合作紧密,在此作为发达国家和新兴工业化国家视角的示例。应启发学生在气候保护和适应性措施上的多元化意识,进而激发他们探究并创造性地重新规划个人和社会行动。 >> mehr
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Climate Change from above (DVD)

Germanwatch released a DVD with educational material on climate change in a South-North dialogue with partners from Bangladesh, Germany, India, Jamaica and South Africa. >> mehr
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Worksheets on Climate Change


These worksheets are suited for natural and social science lessons for upper secondary education (some also suitable for pupils from the tenth grade onwards). In addition to the general description of the interactions and causes, they address the possible effects of climate change, especially in their regional differentiation. It is important to look at the issue of “climate change” not only from an environmental point of view but also to include the development dimension and the question of equity. This is the focus of the worksheets and the corresponding materials by offering the opportunity to draw up different case studies from developing countries, which the pupils can use in the exercises. >> mehr
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Climate Change from above

Approaching Climate Change from an outer space perspective

This booklet is one result of an international workshop on climate change education held in Warsaw on 8–9 November 2013 and provides an introduction to global climate change by using satellite images. Germanwatch has experience of comparing live satellite images with archived footage of the earth, which has been successfully applied in educational work for almost ten years. Based on that experience, we have chosen an outer-space perspective as an entry point for education on climate change. >> mehr
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Worksheets: Global climate change

General issues

This teaching unit focuses on the causes and effects of climate change in general, and the issue of culprits and victims in particular. This basic module should allow the pupils to gain the basic knowledge for the following modules, which are conceived as case studies. >> mehr
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Worksheets: The melting glaciers

Glacial lake outburst floods in Nepal and Switzerland

This teaching module not only looks into the problem of glacial melting, but also at the still largely unknown consequences of this development, such as glacial lake outburst floods. Using two case studies, the pupils examine more closely the impacts on and options for action open to an industrialised country (Switzerland) and a developing country (Nepal). >> mehr
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Worksheets: Sea level rise

Consequences for coastal and lowland areas: Bangladesh and the Netherlands

With this teaching module, the school pupils are given the opportunity to compare and look at the effects of the phenomenon of climate change both in an industrialised and in a developing country. >> mehr
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Worksheets: Going under!

The threat of rising sea levels for the small island nation of Tuvalu

Using a specific case study, pupils learn about the direct consequences of climate change for the inhabitants of a Pacific island state. The teaching module provides general information about climate change as well as looking at an entirely different perspective. >> mehr
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Worksheets: The threat to tropical rainforests and international climate protection

The lesson modules below address an issue which will already be known to pupils from the lower secondary grades. Tropical rainforests play an important role time and again – and not only in geography lessons. >> mehr

The Bill | short film

Short about the CO2 intensive lifestyle of a metropolitan. Directed by Peter Wedel with Benno Fürmann.