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Teaching Climate Change with eTwinning

Promoting the green transition requires embedding environmentally sustainable development in education. Schools and teachers need to help learners understand the challenges and empower them to take action.

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

The annual theme for 2020 is Climate Change and Environmental Challenges. Teachers collaborate and exchange best practices with their colleagues and their students and they emphasise that even if the future looks rather grey, the impact that young people have on the environment can bring about a positive change.

This eTwinning book presents a selection of eTwinning projects and activities from all age groups, from kindergarten to secondary and vocational schools.

Each of these projects have given students a better understanding of climate change and of the actions we can all take to help fight it. The book shows how eTwinning, and the teachers and students who are active on this platform, can deal with today’s challenges in the most creative and colourful way. It also shows how they can develop their scientific and digital competences as well as their critical thinking skills.

  • The first section introduces the causes and consequences of climate change and presents the European Commission's efforts to fight climate change at an EU and international level.
  • The second section focuses on climate change education through practical examples and eTwinning projects that deal with the topic.
  • The third section allows young people to suggest activities which can empower students to take action.

The eTwinning projects featured in this book showcase lessons, ideas, activities through which teachers all over Europe can teach their students that, as Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth mentions in her foreword “caring for the environment is a considerable task, but also a great opportunity to change our societies for the better.”

You can start by downloading the eTwinning book “Teaching Climate Change with eTwinning”. Be inspired, get ideas and make a difference for the planet together with your students.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall (Primatologist / Anthropologist)