KS3 resources Climate Justice, hope and action

We believe that young people deserve to learn about the causes, impacts and solutions to the climate crisis.

Climate justice, hope and action is a free KS3 teaching resource which supports a diverse curriculum, and aims to empower students and develop critical thinking.

Topics include:

  • the current climate and biodiversity crisis
  • climate injustice
  • solutions to the climate crisis
  • eco-anxiety

Our lesson plans and resources below are directly linked to the National Curriculum in England and in Northern Ireland.

Lesson plans

We’ve got everything you need to bring the climate conversation to your classroom.

We’ve split up our KS3 climate resources into six handy topic areas and they cover a range of subjects: Art, Drama, English, Geography, History, PSHE, Religious studies, Science and Technology.

Lessons are designed to be delivered as a one-off, as a series of cross-curricula learning, or as a full school Environment Week.

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Explore KS3 climate resources

Every section includes a detailed lesson plan, a downloadable PowerPoint to use in class and handouts/resources to print. Our 'Preparatory thinking and grounding activities' section details some wellbeing and support activities that we would strongly suggest all pupils do before embarking on the programme.
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Putting wellbeing first

Our programme includes support for students and teachers to work through eco-anxiety, and to approach the challenges we face with Active Hope.

Active Hope is all about finding, and offering, our best response to global issues in this time of unfolding crisis. It offers tools so that we can collectively transition towards a society that supports life to flourish.

We're indebted to the work of Chris Johnstone and Joanna Macy on Active Hope which has inspired much of this resource.

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We’d love your feedback on 'Climate justice, hope and action'. Use #ClimateClass on social media or email us: [email protected]

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Further reading

If you’d like to boost your background knowledge about some of the topics covered in these lessons, head over to our educators’ reading list for some general and lesson-specific info and resources.

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Inspired?

After teaching climate related topics, why not take the next step. Take a look at our Schools’ Climate Action Plan, which gives you and your students the tools to take climate action in your school or college.