Worksheets on Climate Change

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Introduction

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.

Worksheets: The melting glaciers

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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).

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

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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.

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Worksheets: Climate change and food security

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Trends and key challenges

The materials presented here give pupils the opportunity to work through the links between the areas of food security and global climate change. These connections, intensifying as they are in a world of increasing globalisation and constant change, are examined throughout the various regions and in a more detailed way.

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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

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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。

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Climate Change from above

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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.

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