The Middle School unit entitled Climate Change and Michigan Forests consists of 10 lessons on climate change and the local environment in Michigan based on forest ecology research conducted at the University of Michigan. The lessons can be adapted to other locales with a few changes. A teacher’s guide, PowerPoints, links to videos, student worksheets and answer keys are provided. Teachers should note that it takes time to access the lessons on the website as each lesson and each component of it must be downloaded separately.
The authors include tips for teaching a unit on climate change in situations where the topic may be controversial. Parts of the lessons are very prescriptive, with the students taking notes on worksheets while watching videos and PowerPoints.