Course Description

Nearly one-third of the secondary science standards relate to climate science, but teachers need design and implementation support to create empowering learning experiences centered around the climate crisis. Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents is THE essential resource for middle and high school teachers to help their students understand and address the urgent issues and challenges facing life on Earth today. Classroom activities have been written and used by teachers and show students posing questions, engaging in argumentative reading, writing, and critical analysis, interpreting portrayals of climate change in literature and media, and adopting advocacy stances to promote change. The course illustrates climate change fitting into existing courses.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Create a lesson plan to compare indigenous and consumer cultures.
  • Identify climate change themes and texts.
  • Critically evaluate science beliefs regarding racism
  • Identify how change efforts can impact climate change.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Beach, R., Share, J., & Webb, A. (2017a). Teaching climate change to adolescents: Reading, writing, and making a difference. Routledge.

Le, K. (2021). Teaching climate change for grades 6-12 empowering science teachers to take on the climate crisis through Ngss. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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