Program of the Climate Action Week

We make it simple!

What's in store for you at a glance.

5 modules with 3 levels each

Modules

  Basics module
A short film explains how the climate crisis came about, what is at stake, and what solutions are available.
  Exploration module
Optional
An interactive website invites people to explore the climate crisis. Depending on age and learning type, different paths can be chosen.
  Subjects module
Optional
Extended materials for the simple design of climate workshops in the classroom will be available for download.
  Professional module
Optional
Climate experts come directly into the classroom via livestream!
  Stimulus for action
Optional
Diverse impulses and ideas help to get into action.

Levels


Basic level
Tasks and texts in simple language, technical terms are explained or paraphrased. Suitable for students from grade 3 to grade 6-8, depending on the type of school.

Medium level
Students who are proficient with texts and familiar with basic terminology. Suitable for grades 6-10, depending on the type of school.

Advanced level
Students who are proficient in the use of scientific texts and have an extensive vocabulary. Suitable for grades 8-13, depending on school type.

  Basics module

A short film explains how the climate crisis came about, what is at stake, and what solutions are available.

There are 2 films to choose from depending on age and level.

Our climate - our future

  Basic level   Medium level

The film is designed for students in grades 3 to grade 8-10, depending on the type of school. It explains the core issues of climate change in simple language in an impressive and easy-to-understand way. However, the film also tells a story: each core topic is linked to a different character whose past, present or future experiences a twist due to the climate crisis. By associating physical and social contexts and processes with the characters in an exciting narrative, the facts are easy for students to comprehend and memorize.

CC BY-SA 4.0 - SchoolsForFuture.net

Film download

The Climate Crisis in 8 Minutes

  Advanced level

The animated film "The Climate Crisis in 8 Minutes" provides competent and compact answers to the pressing questions related to man-made climate change: How bad is it actually? And how much longer do we have? Who must act first - politics? The industry? We as consumers? Or maybe all at the same time? The film is suitable for all students in grades 11-13 who are interested in a fact- and number-based approach to the climate crisis using meaningful diagrams and graphics.

CC BY-SA 4.0 - Eva Maria Dreisiebner, Linz, AT, 2020 - www.777animation.com

Film download

  Basics module accompanying materials Optional

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  Medium level
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  Advanced level
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  Advanced level
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  Exploration module Optional

An interactive website invites people to explore the climate crisis. Depending on age and learning type, different paths can be chosen.

On an interactive website, students can "click" their way independently through the essential background, facts and possible solutions to the climate crisis. Depending on the age group and learning type, differentiated learning paths open up. Questions at the beginning and end of the exploration module encourage reflection and action.

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  Subjects module Optional

Below are teaching materials for ready-made lessons at different levels for subject teaching.

  Advanced level
New! 90+45min Chemistry
  Advanced level
45min Biology
  Advanced level
45-90min Geographie Nature & Technology
  Advanced level
90min Geographie Chemistry Physics Economy and politics
  Advanced level
90min
  Advanced level
90min Biology
  Medium level
45-90min Nature & Technology Interdisciplinary German
  Medium level
45-90min Nature & Technology Geography
  Advanced level
90min Geography
  Medium level
45-90min Geography Biology
  Basic level
45-90min Interdisciplinary
  Advanced level Biology 90min
  Advanced level Biology 45min
  Advanced level Biology Geography Chemistry 90min
  Medium level English 45min
  Medium level   Advanced level Geography 45-90min
  Advanced level Interdisciplinary 45min
  Basic level   Medium level Art 90min
  Medium level Geography 90min

  Professional module Optional

Climate experts come directly into the classroom via livestream!

The professional module is for all those who want to know more and would like to talk to climate experts. On some days of the action week, we will bring a professional into the livestream.

A class doesn't need to participate from the beginning to the end. It is possible to enter and leave at anytime.

New! Alternatively, you can send us the questions to info ├Ąt schoolsforfuture.net for the experts and watch the recorded sessions anytime.

Prof. Claudia Kemfert

@CKemfert

live stream
Why are we making such slow progress on climate protection? Is democracy too weak for climate protection? Do we need an eco-dictatorship? Why are we still building new natural gas pipelines? Why are politicians organizing car summits instead of mobility summits for everyone? Can't we just leave climate protection to the "free market"? Can this be solved with a CO2 price? Questions like these are answered by Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert in her new book "Mondays for Future" - and your questions too, of course! Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert is the best known and at the same time most renowned German scientist for energy and climate economics. She heads the Department of Energy, Transport, Environment at DIW Berlin and is Professor of Energy Economics and Energy Policy at Leuphana University.

Prof. Volker Quaschning

@VQuaschning

live stream
Is an electric car really that environmentally friendly? Is an energy transition even possible by 2035? Do we have to do without everything that eats up electricity now? Do you and your class have similar questions? Then our live session with Prof. Volker Quaschning is just the thing. He will answer your questions about renewable energies, energy transition and e-mobility - live! Volker Quaschning is one of the most renowned German scientists for regenerative energy systems. He is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and, together with his wife Cornelia, has a podcast in which he reports on the climate crisis and energy revolution.

Dr. Karina von Schuckmann

@KvSchuckmann

live stream
Karina von Schuckmann is an oceanographer. She focuses on the oceans and the Earth's energy cycles. She is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and was involved in the preparation of the 6th IPCC Assessment Report published in August 2021, as well as lead author of the Special Report for Ocean and Cryosphere (SROCC). She will answer your questions about the impact of the oceans on climate, the work of scientists, and the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

  Stimulus for action Optional

Diverse impulses and ideas help to get into action.

Speak with grandma and grandpa

As a specific action stimulus for self-efficacy, we would like to point to the projects We Vote Together and #vote4me.

Download workshop ideas for schools from We Vote Together.
Film download

Climate protection starts on the plate

Saskia Meyer

FOODerstand

live stream

Climate protection starts on the plate

Live workshop with ideas for action to take part in.

Download the draft lesson plan

To-Do's cards

Writing texts about climate facts

A workshop developed by the Writers For Future and We Vote Together.

  Basic level   Medium level   Advanced level 90min