Climate Change from above

Climate Change from above

Climate Change is a global man-made and complex threat, putting millions of livelihoods and ecosystems around the world at risk. The role of education for sustainable development (ESD) in tackling climate change cannot be overemphasized. In this context, Germanwatch developed this educational material on climate change in a South-North dialogue with partners from Bangladesh, Germany, India, Jamaica and South Africa. The material includes satellite images to approach the issue of climate change from a new perspective: from above.

Here you find worksheets, personal stories, short films, posters and many other materials:

1. Climate Change from above booklet 

2 Worksheets
2.1 Worksheets: Global Climate Change
2.2 Worksheets: The melting glaciers

2.3 Worksheets: Sea Level Rise

2.4 Worksheets: Small Island States
2.5 Worksheets: Rainforests
2.6 Worksheets: Food Security
2.7 Worksheets: Extreme Events
2.8 Introduction & Explanations to the Worksheets

3. Personal Stories on CC
3.1 Climate Witnesses
3.2 Adaptation Stories
3.3 Mitigation Stories
3.4 Education & Awareness

4 Media Toolbox
4.1 Satellite Images
4.2 Short Films
4.3 Songs
4.4 Posters
4.5 Educational Games
 


1. Climate Change from above booklet
This material is meant to support people who do educational work, like teachers, NGO educational staff or as a youth group leader, who themselves address young people and students to provide them with new and fascinating material on climate change.
>> to the DVD and the manual

The booklet provides an introduction to global climate change by using satellite images.
>> to the booklet

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2 Worksheets
Ready-to-use material and exercises suited for students in upper secondary education including didactic explanations.

These worksheets are suitable 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.

>> Introduction: Worksheets on Climate Change
>> Overview: Worksheets on Climate Change

2.1 Worksheets: Global Climate Change
This teaching unit focuses on the causes and effects of climate change in general, and the issue of culprits and victims in particular.
>> to the worksheet

2.2 Worksheets: The melting glaciers
Worksheets on the melting glaciers - glacial lake outburst floods in Nepal and Switzerland.
>> to the worksheet

2.3 Worksheets: Sea Level Rise
Worksheets on sea level rise - consequences for coastal and lowland areas: Bangladesh and the Netherlands.
>> to the worksheet

2.4 Worksheets: Small Island States
Worksheets on the threat of rising sea levels for the small island nation of Tuvalu.
>> to the worksheet

2.5 Worksheets: Rainforests
Worksheets on the threat to tropical rainforests and international climate protection.
>> to the worksheet

2.6 Worksheets: Food Security
Worksheets on climate change and food security - trends and key challenges.
>> to the worksheet

2.7 Worksheets: Extreme Events
Worksheets on extreme events and climate change - insurance for developing countries.
>> to the worksheet

2.8 Introduction & Explanations to the Worksheets
For an introduction and brief explanations to the worksheets on Climate Change read this document first.
>> This content is only available on the DVD and can be ordered here >>

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3. Personal Stories on CC
In the Personal Stories chapter you find e.g. stories of affected people and examples of how they react to climate change. These materials are divided into four subcategories: adaptation stories, mitigation stories, climate witness stories and stories of education and awareness.
The adaptation stories are extracts of an exhibition called 'Adaptation against the odds' assembled by the NGO Practical Action.
The mitigation stories are examples of personal action to stop climate change and show that everyone of us can do something.
The folder of climate witness stories contains many stories from all over the world which show how people feel and witness climate change.
Change in thinking, behaviour and action needs awareness and education. The education and awareness stories show examples of how other NGOs and groups conduct awareness raising activities and climate change education.

You might not find some content online. This material is, however, available on the DVD and can be ordered here >> DVD

3.1 Climate Witnesses
People around the world witness climate change in different ways. here are some personal stories.
They show how people feel and witness climate change. They use a local perspective to make climate change visible and are provided by WWF International, WWF Germany, Verband Entwicklungspolitik Niedersachsen e.V.
>> This content is only available on the DVD and can be ordered here >>

3.2 Adaptation stories
Adaptation to climate change is essential. Here you find examples of local adaption measures around the world. The adaptation stories are extracts of an exhibition called 'Adaptation against the odds' assembled by the NGO Practical Action. These short stories tell how people in different countries like Bangladesh, Peru, Zambia and Kenya adapt to climate change.
>> This content is only available on the DVD and can be ordered here >>

3.3 Mitigation Stories
Everyone of us can do something to mitigate climate change. Have a look at a few examples of personal action.
>> This content is only available on the DVD and can be ordered here >>

3.4 Education & Awareness
Change in thinking, behaviour and action needs awareness and education. The education and awareness stories show examples of how other NGOs and groups conduct awareness raising activities and climate change education.
>> This content is only available on the DVD and can be ordered here >>

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4 Media Toolbox
Here you find high-resolution satellite images short films, posters and games for your educational work on climate change.
The satellite images include the images used in the booklet 'Climate change from above' and some additional satellite images. They are arranged in thematic folders.
In addition, the Media Toolbox provides a selection of short films and posters related to environmental issues, especially to climate change.
>> Further material like educational games, songs and the satellite images are only available on the DVD >>

4.1 Satellite Images
Here you find high-resolution satellite images you can use for your educational work. Most of them are used in the "Climate Change from above" booklet.
>> to the booklet

4.2 Short Films
A selection of short films related to environmental issues and especially to climate change:

The Bill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWfb0VMCQHE
Climate Dish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtP6b9z_Mr4
What am I?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnfODo0Q7Ho
It hits all of us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T--2pOIplgs

4.3 Songs
Climate change songs from the CD "Voices for Climate Change" provided by Panos Caribbean.
>> This content is only available on the DVD and can be ordered here >>

4.4 Posters
Awareness-raising posters about climate change on the topics of climate justice, global fairness and climate and transportation.
>> Posters about Climate Justice

4.5 Educational Games
Provides methodological instructions for educational games and exercises to address climate change issues. All can be played with friends, in small groups or during lessons.
>> This content is only available on the DVD and can be ordered here >>

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Climate Change from above (DVD)

DVD Cover Climate Change from above

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.

Order Number
14-06-13e
Publication Date
2/2014