**UPDATED!**

Play this video to your class to introduce the week.
(Teaching resources are further down this page)

Summary: Climate change is arguably the biggest issue of our time. Known for being emotive and complicated, it can be a hard subject to tackle - that’s why Squawk Squad’s come to the rescue by providing you with the very best climate focused educational materials that can be found! Our intro video will be sure to get your students engaged and inspired. Then they’ll learn about why climate change is an issue, and what they can do about it. Young people the world over are leading the change - NZ was the first to give women the vote and the first to climb the world’s highest mountain - can we once again be world-leading with respect to climate change? Let’s ask our tamariki…!

Core objective:
Learn about climate change and how we can contribute to reducing our collective impact

Prizes for this week:

  • We’re back with more…. CHOCOLATE!! The top 10x classes will receive a WEEK’S SUPPLY of delicious Whittakers chocolate - how good!

 
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This week remember to give out your Squawk Squad Ranger wristbands that we sent you in the mail! (If you didn’t receive any, feel free to print them out by clicking on the link below)

 
 

Update! HIGHLIGHTS AND PRIZE WINNERS announced below!

Curriculum links:
Levels 1 and 2:

  • Major link: Science, Nature of Science: Participating and contributing, Understanding about science.

    Planet Earth and Beyond: Interacting systems.

    Health and Physical Education: Regular physical activity

  • Minor links: Varies.

Levels 3 and 4:

  • Major link: Science, Nature of Science: Participating and contributing, Understanding about science.

Planet Earth and Beyond: Interacting systems.

  • Minor links: Varies.

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Years 1-4

60 minute lesson-plan focus: Learn about climate change and the impact that it's having on New Zealand’s biodiversity.

Extra resources:
1) What's causing the warming?
2) Climate time-machine!
3) What is the greenhouse effect?
4) Calculate (and reduce) your carbon footprint
5) Case study: sea level rise
6) Introduction to energy use through time
7) Climate change and food
8) My climate change story
9) Climate change and NZ biodiversity

Call to action: Inspire the nation!

(Got questions/improvements for the resource? Comment directly on the pdfs)

^Take footage of your class in action and go into win the weekly prizes, feature on the weekly highlights video and be in the running for the GRAND PRIZE…!

 
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Years 5-8

60 minute lesson-plan focus: Learn about climate change and how we can each contribute to reducing our impact.

Extra resources:
1) What's causing the warming?
2) Climate time-machine!
3) What is the greenhouse effect?
4) Calculate (and reduce) your carbon footprint
5) Case study: sea level rise
6) Introduction to energy use through time
7) Climate change and food
8) My climate change story
9) Climate change and NZ biodiversity

Call to action: Inspire the nation!

(Got questions/improvement ideas for the resource? Comment directly on the pdf)

^Take footage of your class in action and go into win the weekly prizes, feature on the weekly highlights video and be in the running for the GRAND PRIZE…!

A big thanks to our awesome videographer Ethan for helping out! Check out his work on Instagram at @Ethankjames