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Title: #Decarbonize #Decolonize


Summary

The object of this project is that the students should be aware of the problem of Climate Change and Global Warming on our planet.


Description

The project #Decarbonize: Decolonize was the brain child of Mr Terry Godwaldt, the Executive Director of Centre for Global Education, Edmonton, Canada. The present  project has been adapted to be used in a period of three months and the conclusions to be arrived will be used to write the report which is presente at the COP (Conference of Parties) of the UNFCC.

Each school will be paired with a partner school, with whom they will interact on the themes which will be studied in the project.

The project start asking the students to answer the following two questions: what is climate change, and how does it affect you? Once they have answer the question  they should form their opinion of climate change based on where they are and what they see around themselves, giving examples of their own context.

They should use concepts like carbon footprint, management of resources such as water, land and atmosphere,carbon cycle, resource extraction, the Sustainable Development Goal #13 and see how the footprint, power imbalances, and the effects of climate change are connected.

Choose a case of study and share your findings with your partner school, try to find the similarities and differences and your findings, and what is missing in the analysis you made. Create a deliberation process to be used between your schools and using it through  videos conferences that you can set up.

Each school should write a final report on their findings to be shared among all the schools taking part in the project.


Facilitators

  • Lakshmi Chintaluri, India
  • Carlos Chiu, Peru

Languages

Spanish, English

Student Age Levels

12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)

Dates

Sep 01 2018 - Nov 30 2018

Possible classroom activities

Creating a profile of the class. Two classes from different countries will be put into contact to collaborate among them.

Reading material will be provided as a starting point of the discussion in class.

The students should work with two simulators:

The first one is the ecological footprint calculator which will help the students to see how many planets will be necessary if everybody wants to live in the same way as they live. The other concept they should understand is the Overshoot Day.

The second one is the water footprint calculator which will introduce to the students the concept of virtual water.

Youth Art for Climate, the students should reflect on work art that address climate change issues in order to understand the worries of people around the world.

Discussion in Class about the topics presented, the students will write their conclussions in their blog. They should be also reading the contribution of the partner school.

Video chat with the  partner school trying to write a common conclusion.

The classes will also answer some surveys wich are used for a global assesment of what the youth thinks.


Expected outcomes

The students should reach an awareness of what climate change is and what it means for  every person in the planet. These awareness should be transform in actions that they should take in order to address the targets sets by the SDG # 13


Group contributions to others and/or the planet:

Through the activities it is expected that the students taking part will  be receiving an education about climate change and they will be aware of the danger of climate change. They should be expanding these knowledge to their pairs and extending the awareness to the people of their cities.


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