Teaching Climate Literacy Web resources is designed to help educators become prepared to teach climate science. The resource addresses Earth’s climate system and the impact of human activities. The resource defines and provides background science about 8 essential principles of climate science. Each principal addresses the content of one or more middle school and high school Earth and Space Science Disciplinary Core Ideas. The resource also includes background, for the teacher, connecting climate science to nature of science (climate science literacy is an ongoing process), to social and economic topics (economic challenges and opportunities; informed citizenship), and to educational standards (Curriculum Maps for middle and high school).
The web resource is based on the content and outline of the 2009 paper/pdf publication Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science, A Guide for Individuals and Communities. Much of the content is the same, rewritten and updated for use by educators with links to standards (including NGSS).