In the Toolkit --

Introduction

  • Guide to the Toolkit
  • Share Your Comments
  • I. Choosing a Role for Your League

    II. Grassroots Action Priorities

  • Clean Air Defense
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Renewable Energy
  • III. Basics of Climate Change

    IV. Engaging Individuals

  • Communicating About Climate Change
  • Preparing for a Meeting on Climate Change
  • Engaging Groups in Your Community
  • V. Promoting Public Policy

  • Community Action Models
  • Organizing For Community Action
  • Tips for Building Grassroots Support
  • League Action on Climate Change
  • International Action
  • VI. Resources

    ENGAGING SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN

    Making a Connection. Here are just a few of the many ways to connect with an audience of school-age children.

    Understanding Your Audience

    Students in grades K-12 will have varying mental models and abilities to deal with climate change concepts, depending on their ages. Take a look at the Guidelines for K12 Global Climate Change Education from the National Wildlife Federation and the North American Association for Environmental Education. The document suggests appropriate concepts for students, starting at grade 3.

    Getting Your Audience's Attention

    In deciding how to frame your presentation, it can help to begin with questions and misconceptions students may have and to put issues in a familiar context.

    Here are some sample programs for this audience:

    Making Change Easier

    Look for more suggestions in the Resources -- Young Children section of this toolkit.

    Last updated: 11/2/2013