Listen Up! A Lesson plan on developing student voices on Climate Change
Year of production: 2020
This is an educational activity pack designed to support educators who work with children and young people aged 8 to 14 years old. It aims at developing empathetic listening skills in students, while enabling them to effectively communicate with adults when discussing their thoughts and feelings about climate change. The lesson plan is structured in three main parts, each supporting a specific set of skills:
Part 1: Students explore Active Listening, why it is important and how it links to child rights
Part 2: Students design a celebration event where they invite adults to listen to their thoughts on climate change
Part 3: Students present and/or explain their concerns, learnings and solutions about climate change to adults and decide on a positive climate action
The methodology is rooted in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs|).