The topic of climate change and climate justice is politically charged, doesn’t sit neatly within a single subject or content area, and raises concerns of not being ‘age appropriate’ for young children. In this paper we describe how teacher educators in an elementary education program support a student teacher who took up the topic of climate change and climate justice in her 1st grade teaching placement. She designed a unit around a picture book that focuses on the words and work of Greta Thunberg, and used a diverse set of texts to support students’ understanding of the complexity of climate change, it’s impact on our planet and our lives.
Axelrod, Y. D., Ives, D., & Weaver, R. (2020). We Are All Learning about Climate Change: Teaching with Picture Books to Engage Teachers and Students. Occasional Paper Series, 2020 (44). Retrieved from https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2020/iss44/5
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