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Before the ACE Assembly: Lesson Plans and Teacher Prep
After scheduling your ACE Assembly, we'll send you a confirmation email and more info on how ACE supports student-led climate projects at your school.
We've put together the following resources to help prepare for the ACE Assembly:
This lesson plan, offered through CLEAN (Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network), allows students to calculate their family’s carbon footprint and the class footprint online through the EPA’s carbon footprint calculator. The lesson takes approximately 2 45-minute class periods and computer access is needed. Check it out >>
ACE ASSEMBLY WORKSHEET
This worksheet, specific to the ACE Assembly, focuses on listening comprehension and key terms to ensure students leave knowing the essentials about climate change.
PRE-ACE ASSEMBLY READING ASSIGNMENTS
This short blog post by ACE Staff Scientist, Rebecca Anderson, summarizes the basic concepts of climate change and provides a great, brief overview before the Assembly. Check it out >>
We also recommend the reading from Facing the Future, "What is climate and why is it changing?", p. 94-99 of a 2-week unit called Climate Change: Connections and Solutions. Email required to download the unit. Check it out >>
Use a ready-to-send email to let other teachers know about the upcoming Assembly and our Teacher Resources. Check it out >>
Don't forget to check out the After the Assembly page to get resources to solidify students' climate science knowledge.