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Further Readings on Teaching about Climate Change

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Nine Climate Change Books for Educators. Yale Climate Connections


Want to Take Action on Climate Change? These Books can HelpYale Climate Connections


The Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to Climate ChangeThe Paleontological Research Institution

12 New Books Explore Fresh Approaches to Act on Climate Change
. Yale Climate Connections


Books on Teaching Climate Change Communication, Eco-Literacy, and Eco-Justice. Yale Climate Connections.


Alliance for Climate Education. (2015). Climate change education program works. Author.


The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) online bibliography


Armstrong, A. K., Karsny, M. E., & Schuldt, J. P. (2018). Communicating climate change: A guide for educators. Comstock Publishing


Beach, R. (2015). Imagining a future for the planet through literature, writing, images, and drama. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 59(1), 7-13.


Beach, R., Boggs, G., Castek, J., Damico, J., Pano, A., Spellman, R., & Wilson, N. (2020). Fostering preservice and in-service ELA teachers’ digital practices for addressing climate change. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 20(1).


Bedford, D. & Cook, J. (2017). Climate change: Examining the facts. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.


Bennet, J.  (2016). A global warming primer. BigKidsBooks (for grades 9 and up).


Bertling, J. G. (2023). Art education for a sustainable planet: Embracing ecopedagogy in K–12 classrooms. Teachers College Press.


Bigelow, B. (2014). A peoples curriculum for the earth: Teaching Climate change and the environmental crisis. Rethinking Schools


Bigelow, B., & Swinehart, T. (Eds.). (2015). A people's curriculum for the earth teaching climate change and the environmental crisis. Milwaukee, WI: Rethinking Schools


Blaum, D., Griffin, T. D., Wiley, J. & Britt, M. A. (2017). Thinking about global warming: Effect of policy-related documents and prompts on learning about causes of climate change. Discourse Processes, 54(4).


Bowers, C. (2014). Ecological and cultural critique of the Common Core Curriculum. New York: Peter Lang.  


Busch, K. C. (2015). Polar bears or people? Exploring ways in which teachers frame climate change in the classroom. International Journal of Science Education


California Department of Education, A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy.


Center for Engineering Solutions to Climate Change (2018). 21st-Century Engineering Solutions for Climate Change. Cavendish Square Publishing (textbook series)


Chang, C-H., Kidman, G., & Wi, A. (Eds.) (2020). Issues in reaching and learning of education for sustainability: Theory into practice. Routledge.


Cook, J. (2020). CRANKY UNCLE vs. CLIMATE CHANGE: How to Understand and Respond to Climate Deniers. Author.


Cunningham, C. M., & Crandall, H. M. (2022). The climate girl effect: Fridays, Flint, and fire. Lexington Press.


Damico, J. S., & Baildon, M. C. (2022). How to confront climate denial: Literacy, social studies, and climate change. Teachers College Press


DeMocker, M. (2018). The parents' guided to climate revolution: 100 ways to build a fossil-free future, raise empowered kids, and still get a good night’s sleep. New World Library.


Derby, M. W. (2015). Place, being, resonance: A critical ecohermeneutic approach to education. New York: Peter Lang.


Diavolo, L. (Ed.). (2021). No Planet B: A teen vogue guide to the climate crisis. GoodReads


Douglas, P. (2022). A kid's guide to saving the planet. Beaming Books


Four Arrows. (2016). Point of departure: Returning to our more authentic worldview for education and survival. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing


Fretz, E. (Ed.). (2015). Climate change across the curriculum. Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield.


Frontiers for Young Minds: Science Edited For Kids By Kids


Gale Group. (2015). For professors, teaching about climate change involves several fronts. Educators Reference Complete


Gardiner, L. S. (2018). Tales from an uncertain world (free opening chapter). University of Iowa Press.


Garrard, G. (Ed.) (2011). Teaching ecocriticism and green cultural studiesPalgrave.


Gildersleeve, R. E., & Kleinhesse, K. (Eds.). (2019). Special issue on the Anthropocene in the study of higher education. Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education, 1(1)


Goleman, D., Bennett, L., & Barlow, Z. (2011). Ecoliterate: How educators are cultivating emotional, social, and ecological Intelligence. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.


Goodreads: Climate Change Book Lists


Granshaw, F. (2020). Climate toolkit: A resource manual for science and action. PDXScholar


Grant, T. & Littlejohn, G. (2001). Teaching about climate change: Cool schools tackle global warming. Niagara Falls, NY: Green Teacher.


Grant, T., & Littlejohn, G. (Eds.). (2004). Teaching green: The middle years. Niagara Falls, NY: Green Teacher.


Grant, T., & Littlejohn, G. (Eds.). (2009). Teaching green: The high school years: hands-on learning in grades 9-12. Niagara Falls, NY: Green Teacher.


Grant, T., & Littlejohn, G. (Eds.). (2018). Teaching teens about climate change. Niagara Falls, NY: Green Teacher.


Hall, S., LeMenager, S., Siperstein, S. (Eds.). (2016). Teaching climate change in the humanities. New York: Routledge


Heitin, L. (2015). Textbooks out of step with scientists on climate change, study says. Education Week


Henson, R. (2019). The thinking person’s guide to climate change, 2nd edition. Boston, MA: American Meteorological Society.


Hoffman, A. (2015). How culture shapes the climate change debate. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.


Hufnagel, E. (2015). Preservice elementary teachers' emotional connections and disconnections to climate change in a science courseJournal of Research in Science Teaching, 52(9), 1296-1324


Hung, C. C.  (2014). Climate change education: Knowing, doing and being. New York: Routledge.


Hunter (2019). The Climate Resistance Handbook. 350.org publication (free download)


Jacobson, M. J., Markauskaite, L., Portolese, A., Kapur, M., Lai, P. K., &  Roberts, G. (2017). Designs for learning about climate change as a complex system. Learning and Instruction


Janks, H. et al. (2014). Doing critical literacy: Texts and activities for teachers. New York: Routledge.


Johnson, A. E., & Wilkinson, K. K. (Eds.). (2020). All we can save: Truth, courage, and solutions for the climate crisis. New York: Penguin

Johnson, C. C., Walton, J. B., &  Peters-Burt, E. E. (Eds.). (2022). Our changing environment: Grade K STEM road map for elementary school. Routledge.


Johnson, R. (2011). Climate Change Education in K-12: Teacher preparation, understanding, needs and concerns. Retrieved from National Academies ORG. 


Kahn, R. (2010). Critical pedagogy, ecoliteracy, and planetary crisis: The Ecopedagogy Movement. Amsterdam: Sense Publishers


Kagawa, F. & Selby, D. (Eds.). (2012). Education and climate change: Living and learning in interesting times. New York: Routledge.


Kerr, J. (2017). Introduction to energy and climate: Developing a sustainable environment. New York: Routledge.


Klein, N. (2022). How to change everything: The young human's guide to protecting the planet and each other. Simon & Schuster.


Körfgen, A., Keller, L., Kuthe, A., Oberrauch, A., & Stötter, H. (2017). Change in young people's minds: From categories towards interconnections between the anthroposphere and natural sphere. Science of The Total Environment, 580(15), 178-187


Kwauk, C., & Winthrop, R. (2021, March 26). Unleashing the creativity of teachers and students to combat climate change: An opportunity for global leadership. Brookings


Le, K. T. (20210. Teaching climate change for grades 6–12: Empowering science teachers to take on the climate crisis through NGSS. Routledge


Ledley, T. S., Rooney-Varga, J., & Niepold, F. (2017). Addressing climate change through education. Encyclopedia of Environmental Science 


Leiserowitz, A., Smith, N. & Marlon, J. (2011). American teens’ knowledge of climate change. Yale Project on Climate Change Communication


Lukas, D. (2016). Language making nature. The Conversation: Handbook on relationship between language and nature


Lysgaard, J. A., Stefan Bengtsson, S., & Laugesen, M. H-L. (2019). Dark pedagogy: Introduction: Living in dark times. (introductory chapter). Springer 


Martusewicz, R. A., Edmundson, J., & Lupinacci, J. (2011). EcoJustice education: Toward diverse, democratic, and sustainable communities. New York: Routledge.


Matthewman, S. R., & Morgan, J. (2014). Sharpening New Zealand’s Future-Focus: a scenaric approach. SET: Future Education Special Issue, (1), 24-32


Matthewman, S. R. (2014). Clearing the ground for a greener New Zealand English. English Teaching Practice and Critique, 13 (1), 95-111

Matthewman, S. R. (2014). Ecocriticism in Aotearoa. English in Aotearoa, (82), 26-38


Matthewan, S. (2011). Teaching secondary English as if the planet matters. New York: Routledge


McKillben, B. (2019). Falter: Has the human game begun to play out? Henry Holt


Millar, R.  (2014). Teaching about energy. School Science Review 


Misiaszek, G. W. (2020).  Ecopedagogy: Critical environmental teaching for planetary justice and global sustainable development. Bloomsbury 


National Energy Education Development Project. (2016). Exploring climate change. Author


National Research Council. (2011). Climate change education: Goals, audiences, and strategies: A workshop summary. National Academies Press


National Research Council. (2012). Climate change education in formal settings, K-14:  A workshop summary. National Academies Press


Paleontological Institute. The teacher-friendly guide to teaching about climate change.


Resources related to The teacher-friendly guide to teaching about climate change


Panos, A., & Damico, J. (2016). Coming to know about sacrifice zones and eco-activism: Teaching and learning about climate change. Ubiquity, 3(1).


Plutzer, E., Hannah, A. L.,  Rosenau, J., McCaffrey, M. S., Berbeco, M., &  Reid, A. H. 2016. Mixed messages: How climate is taught in America’s schools. Oakland, CA: National Center for Science Education.


Ray, S. J. (2020). A field guide to climate anxiety: How to keep your cool on a warming planet. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.


Video Webinar: Sarah Ray: Author of A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety


Román, D., & Busch, K. C. (2015). Textbooks of doubt: Using systemic functional analysis to explore the framing of climate change in middle-school science textbooks. Environmental Education Research.


Russ, A. and Krasny, M.E. (Eds.) (2016). Essays in urban environmental educationIthaca, NY and Washington, DC: Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab and NAAEE.\


Russell, J.K. and H. Moore (2011) Organizing cools the planet: Tools and reflections to navigate the climate crisis. PM press. (free download)


Siegner, A. B. (2018). Experiential climate change education: Challenges of conducting mixed-methods, interdisciplinary research in San Juan Islands, WA and Oakland, CA. Energy Research & Social Science


Siegner, A. B. &  Stapert, N. (2019): Climate change education in the humanities classroom: A case study of the Lowell school curriculum pilot. Environmental Education Research. 


Sperry, C., Flerlage, D., & Papouchis, A. (2014). Media construction of global warming: A digital media literacy curriculum. Ithaca, NY: Project Look Sharp. 


Stern, N. (2015). Why are we waiting? The logic, urgency, and promise of tackling climate change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Smith, R. (2016). Green capitalism: The god that failed. Truthout.


Turner, R. J. (2015). Teaching for ecojustice: Curriculum and lessons for secondary and college classrooms. New York: Routledge


UNESCO (2013). Not just hot air: Putting climate change education in practice. Author (reviews of countries' curriculum) 


UNESCO (2014). Climate change in the classroom: Course for secondary teachers. Author (click on chapter icons to access the text).


U. S. Department of Energy. (2014). Energy literacy: Essential principles and fundamental concepts for energy education. Author.


U. S. Global Change Research Program. (2009). Climate literacy: The essential principles of climate science. Author


Veletsianos, G., Miller, B. G., Eitel, K. B., Eitel, J. U. H., Hougham, R. J., Dane Hansen, D. (2015). Lessons learned from the design and development of technology-enhanced outdoor learning experiences. TechTrends, 59(4). 


Walsh, E. M., & Tsurusaki, B. K.  (2018). “Thank you for being Republican”: Negotiating science and political identities in climate change learning. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 27(1), 8-48. 


Wibeck, V. (2013). Enhancing learning, communication and public engagement about climate change: Some lessons from recent literature. Environmental Education Research20(3), 387-411.


Wilson, L., & Stevenson, C. (Eds.). (2016). Promoting climate change awareness through environmental education. IGI Global.


Worldwatch Institute. (2017). EarthEd: Rethinking education on a changing planet. Washington, DC: Island Press.


Worth, K. (2021). Miseducation: How climate change is taught in America. Columbia University Press.


Wynes, S. &  Nicholas, K. A. (2017). The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions. Environmental Research Letters, 12(7)


Yamashita, L., & Robinson, D. (2016). Making visible the people who feed us: Educating for critical food literacy through multicultural texts. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development


Zabel, I. H. H., Duggan-Haas, D.,&  Ross, R. M. (2017). The teacher-friendly guide to climate change. Ithaca, NY: Paleontological Research Institution (free download).  



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