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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 WORKSHEETS
This worksheet, specific to the ACE Assembly, focuses on listening comprehension and key terms to ensure students leave knowing the essentials about climate change. The full ACE Assembly worksheet has 19 questions, the shortened version has 13.
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 on climate change. 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.