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.

The Climate Action Week is based on the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). "It empowers learners of all ages with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to address the interconnected global challenges we are facing, including climate change ..." — UNESCO Website on Education for Sustainable Development.

Education for Sustainable Development is recognized as an integral element of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on quality education and a key enabler of all other SDGs, including climate action (SDG 13). The interlinked SDGs of the United Nations provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

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  Basics module

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

There are 3 films to choose from depending on age and level.

Mia's Film

  Basic level

The film is designed for students in grades 3 to 6 and 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.

The film is in the process of being shot. From the script: Sample

[...] Sannas Mutter ist Astronautin. Sanna wusste schon lange, dass ihre Mutter bald für ein ganzes Jahr verreist sein würde. Wegen ihrer Arbeit. Ins Weltall. Zuerst dachte Sanna sich, das wird schon ok, schließlich hatte sie dann öfter mal sturmfrei, und außerdem hatte sie viele Freunde und Freundinnen in der Stadt. Aber an dem Tag, als die Rakete starten sollte, war Sanna dann doch sehr traurig. "Kannst du nicht doch bleiben, Mama?" “Weißt du Sanna, die Erde ist in keinem guten Zustand gerade, ich mache mir große Sorgen um deine Zukunft! [...]

Accompanying materials

Tremonia's Film

  Medium level

The 20-minutes film is designed for students in grades 7 to 10 of secondary schools. In the film, core issues of climate change are discussed in an exemplary way by telling short stories about five people or living beings whose past, present or future experiences a change due to climate change. The story is enriched with facts and background knowledge about the respective core topic, creating a heterogeneous, multi-voiced kaleidoscope on the topic of "climate change".

The film is in the process of being shot. From the script: Sample

[...] Es war noch relativ früh am Morgen, als Tjove in den Tag startete. Er lebte in einer kleinen Zwei-Zimmer- Wohnung und glaubte nicht an den vom Menschen gemachten Klimawandel. Naja, eigentlich glaubte er an gar nichts, aber zu seiner Verteidigung muss man anführen, dass der kleine Tjove auch nur ein Goldfisch war. Genau gesagt, lebte er auch nicht in der kompletten Zwei-Zimmer Wohnung, sondern in einem niedlichen Plastikschloss, das gediegen am Grunde eines viel zu kleinen Aquariums lag.

An diesem Tag merkte er gleich, dass irgendwas nicht stimmte, als er aus seinem Schlummer erwachte und aus der Burg heraus schaute. Das Wasser war so komisch. Normalerweise kam sein Frauchen, Frau Anderson 87 Jahre und Mensch, einmal die Woche ans Aquarium, putzte alles gründlich und versorgte ihn mit Nahrung. Aber irgendwie muss das Wetter der armen Frau zu schaffen gemacht haben. Es war, mal wieder, der heißeste Sommer aller Zeiten. [...]

Accompanying materials

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.

Film download

Accompanying materials Optional

  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.

Try a sample.

  Subjects module Optional

Extended materials for the simple design of climate workshops in the classroom will be available for download.

Rolltreppe ins Aussterben Sample

  Advanced level Biology 45min

Prerequisites: Biotic and abiotic environmental factors

Biotic communities from flatter locations basically have the option to move to higher altitudes on mountains, as long as this is within their preference range. For the organisms living there, competition results in displacement or extinction. An unmistakable indicator of the climate crisis.

  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 each day of the action week, we will bring a professional into the livestream - always from 10-11.30 am.

Prof. Volker Quaschning

@VQuaschning

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.

  Stimulus for action Optional

Diverse impulses and ideas help to get into action.