Educational Resources

Climate Change Adaptation Lesson Plans and Infographics

Lesson Plans

To What Degree? Telling Climate Change Stories Through Photos

 For grades 6 to 9 for classes in a variety of disciplines. This lesson plan encourages students to think about climate change adaptation and mitigation through a variety of activities that teachers can choose from, from simpler activities like a value line, to a major final project where students create their own exhibit on climate change.

To What Degree?

To What Degree? - Intro

To What Degree? - Part 1

To What Degree? - Part 2

To What Degree? - Part 3

To What Degree? - Part 4

 

EXTRA: 

Arctic Road: Canada in a changing climate

Steve Wolfe and Peter Morse, two permafrost scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada, travelled to the western Canadian Artic to investigate permafrost conditions along the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway (click here).

 

 

 

 

Society and Economy

By participating in activities like the ones in this module, students will develop a better understanding of the factors that contribute to climate change; and of the effects of climate change on society, the economy, and the environment. They will also explore the notion of adapting to climate change - both its existing effects and expected ones - to not only mitigate risks but also take advantage of possible opportunities.

Society and Economy - All Lesson Plans and Activities

Society and Economy - Stakeholder Profiles

Society and Economy - Activity 1

Society and Economy - Activity 2

Society and Economy - Activity 3

Society and Economy - Activity 4

Society and Economy - Activity 4 (High definition graphics)

Society and Economy - Activity 5

Society and Economy - Teacher's Guide

 

 

Living World

By participating in activities like the ones in this module, students will develop a better understanding of the factors that contribute to climate change and of the effects of climate change on biodiversity and the living world. They will also explore the notion of adapting to climate change - both its existing effects and expected ones - to help maintain a healthy and balanced environment.

Living World - All Lesson Plans and Activities

Living World - Activity 1

Living World - Activity 2

Living World - Activity 3

Living World - Activity 4

Living World - Activity 5

Living World - Teachers Guide

 

Download these six infographics to introduce students to the main features of climate change and its effects on the environment, exploring problems such as melting permafrost and ocean acidification. Encourage students to examine the various threats climate change poses to biodiversity, like habitat destruction and foreign pest outbreaks. You can even use the inforgraphics as a jumping-off point to learn about how climate change impacts Canada's economy and the health of Canadians.

Order a physical copy of all the infographic posters for free here or by calling 1-800-387-2000 (Product M174-20/2017E)

Climate Change

 

Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation

 

Climate Change and Biodiversity

 

Climate Change and the Economy

 

Climate Change and the Environment

 

Climate Change: Health and Urban Living

 

Additional Resources

Adapting to Our Changing Climate in Canada from Natural Resources Canada can be found here.

The full Natural Resources report, Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation can be found here.