Today we are pleased to announce that the first in a series of Activity Guides for Teachers is now available through Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT).
The Global Warming Activity Guide aims to help teachers set up and manage a stop motion animation project about global warming and climate change. The guides have been designed to target students in Grades 3-7.
The free downloadable kit includes everything you need to get started in any classroom or after-school club, including: optional activities, resources, cut-and-color templates, a storyboard and an example of the final video including the text for the script.
Global warming is a key topic in schools around the world now and media focus has recently been on the talks in Madrid for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25). With further UN conferences planned in June and November this year, this subject is going to be high on the international political and media agenda.
This activity guide aims to explain the key issues in a way that children can understand and in turn, communicate them to others. The elements covered are:
- How global warming is caused
- The effects of global warming
- What we can do to minimise those effects
The video which accompanies the guide can be found on YouTube.
By using stop-motion animation as a teaching tool, students will be able to develop a wide range of skills:
- 21st century skills such as creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.
- Active learning, visualizing, and problem solving.
- Improving complex skills like decision-making and language.
- Sequencing and chronological patterning of content to make great stories.
- Being able to transform an idea from vision into reality.
- Increase their visual attention.
Future activity guides will cover a range of subjects, including:
- The water cycle
- Cycle of Seasons
- Soil properties
We will also be producing activity guides for UK schools, and in the French and Spanish languages throughout 2020. Please feel free to share the guides with your colleagues and let us know if you like them. Simply tag us in your social media posts, especially if you share your animations, using the hashtag #TeachersLoveHUE !