Author:
Kate Lindholm
Subject:
Environmental Science, Language Education (ESL), Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture, Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Full Course, Lesson Plan, Reading
Level:
Upper Primary, Middle School
Grade:
4, 5, 6, 7
Tags:
  • ClimeTime
  • Forestry and Agriculture
  • atmospheric science
  • atmospheric-science
  • climate action
  • climate science
  • climate-action
  • climate-science
  • climetime
  • english language learners
  • english-language-learners
  • environmental science
  • environmental-science
  • forestry-and-agriculture
  • language arts
  • language-arts
  • literacy
  • wa-el
  • wa-ela
  • wa-integrated
  • wa-science
  • writing
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    "Voices of Hope: Climate Science"

    "Voices of Hope: Climate Science"

    Overview

    Purpose of Unit

    The purpose of this Climate Science NTC Project GLAD® unit is a call to action, providing equity of access for all students. Through a model of instruction that promotes language development within core content, the Voices of Hope unit teaches students the science behind climate change and equips them with the tools necessary toward making a positive impact on our planet. This unit was written for 4th - 7th grade.

    OCDE Project GLAD® Unit "Voices of Hope: Climate Science"

    PLEASE choose carefully before printing. There are many pages that must be included in a Project GLAD® unit that are great resources, but do not need to be printed. Scan through and print only what you need. The Table of Contents is "click-able" and will take you directly to the pages you need. 

    The PDF version on NCESD webpage is downloadable and will maintain all formatting. There are also BONUS RESOURCES on the NCESD webpage to use for the Action Plan.

    The formatting of the WORD document can make it difficult to manage. If you'd like to make changes, however, download this version. 

    Purpose of Unit

    The purpose of this Climate Science NTC Project GLAD® unit is a call to action, providing equity of access for all students. Through a model of instruction that promotes language development within core content, the Voices of Hope unit teaches students the science behind climate change and equips them with the tools necessary toward making a positive impact on our planet.

    OCDE Project GLAD®

    The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) is the official National Training Center for the Project GLAD® (Guided Language Acquisition Design) model. It is the holder of the OCDE Project GLAD® trademarks and copyrights. The authors of this unit, Kate Lindholm and Dr. Sara Martinez, are certified, active Tier IV trainers of OCDE National Training Center. This unit has received OCDE Project GLAD® permission to be published and distributed as an Open Educational Resource.

    Teacher Training with this Unit

    Option 1: OCDE Project GLAD® is a model of professional development that enhances teachers’ design and delivery of standards-based instruction through an integrated approach with the intent of building language proficiency and academic comprehension for all students, especially English learners/emerging bilinguals.

    A Tier I Project GLAD® training consists of a Two Day Research and Theory Workshop and a four-five day Classroom Demonstration. 

    Option 2: Climate Science Unit – 3 Day Immersion & Climate Kit

    Three day training for teachers to delve into the content behind the unit and walk away with the resources created to teach the unit to intermediate – middle school students. Contact Kate Lindholm to register or schedule a three day immersion. katel@ncesd.org.

    Acknowledgements

    Recently I attended the conference, “Rising Voices: Converging Voices: Building Relationships and Practices for Intercultural Science.” The conference focused on indigenous people and atmospheric scientists working together to create positive change and highlighted the importance of acknowledging the people who occupied the land before we were here. As such, we acknowledge their vital role and contributions as we engage in this unit on earth science and climate change.

                – Kate Lindholm, NCESD STEM Specialist/OCDE Project GLAD® Consultant