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Lesson Sequence

Two lesson sequence options are outlined below, one with the strands as separate individual units, and the other with the strands woven together.

Sequential Sequence

In this sequence, the three strands are presented sequentially in the order of 1. Introduction to Climate Change – Causes and Effects 2. Special Topics in Climate Impact – Wildfires 3. Climate Empowerment Project

Introduction to Climate Change – Causes and Effects

Strand One

Lesson Name and Link

Lesson Plan Status

Lesson Components

1

Complete

- Nature Journaling

- Preassessment

2


Complete

- Climate Impact Casestudies

3

What is Weather?


In Development

- Collecting Data

- Graphing

4

Weather vs Climate


In Development 

- Analyzing Data

- Making Sense of Patterns

5

In Development - Activities and Slideshow linked

- Graphing

- Analyzing Data

- Understanding Trends

6

complete

- Making observations and measurements

- Collecting and Analysing Data

- Conservation of Matter

7

complete

- Building Models

- Molecular Nature of Matter

- Analysing Data

- Chemical Reactions

8

Combustion 3 - Honing Our Model


In Development 

- Building Models

- Balancing Chemical Equations

- Molecular Nature of Matter

- Chemical Reactions

9

Combustion 4 -  From Energy to Work


In Development

- Applying Models to Real World

- Work (Physics Concept)

10

In Development - Activities and Slideshow linked

- Graphing

- Analyzing Data

- Understanding Trends

- Introduction to Photosynthesis


11

Temperatures in a Jar - Greenhouse Effect


In Development 

- Making observations and measurements

- Collecting and Analysing Data

- Greenhouse Effect 

- Making Models

12

complete

- Cause and Effect

- Making Models

- Assessment and Review

Special Topics in Climate Impact – Wildfires

Strand 2

Lesson Name and Link

Lesson Plan Status

Lesson Components

*

Since many of the lessons in the wildfire strand are incomplete at this time, this overview provides more details about the activities linked below flow together to use while the full lessons are in development

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A complete lesson plan developed by Hayward Unified School District's SEL department is available.

- Social Emotional Learning

14

In Development - Activities and Slideshow linked in Wildfire Strand Overview

- Analysing Multi-Modal Data

- California History Connection 

15

In Development - Slideshow linked in Wildfire Strand Overview

- Cause and Effect

- Chemical Reactions

16

In Development - Activities and Slideshow linked in Wildfire Strand Overview

- Making observations and measurements

- Collecting and Analysing Data

- Making Claims Based on Evidence

17

Resources Linked in Wildfire Strand Overview

- Succession

- Civic Connection

- Equity Focus

-Ecosystems 

18

complete

- Summative 3-D Assesment

19

In Development - Activities Student Work Linked in Wildfire Strand Overview

- Summative Assessment

- Fire Preparedness

Climate Empowerment Project

Strand 3

Lesson Name and Link

Lesson Plan Status

Lesson Components

20

Complete

- Gallery Walk

- SEL Integration

- Reflection

21

Carbon Footprint


In Development 

- Calculating Carbon Footprint

22

Complete

- SEL Integration

- Connecting to Self

23

Complete

- Time Management

- Prioritization

- Community Engagement

24

Complete

- Logging Progress

- Time Management

- Prioritization

25

In Development - Student work samples linked

- Practicing for Exhibitions

-Community Engagement

-Assessing Student Projects

Woven Sequence

In this sequence, the three strands are woven together. In the left column, strands one and two are reordered for a more cohesive lesson progression (though note the original lesson number was retained). The right column contains most of the action project lessons from strand three paired with the approximate lesson that teachers should introduce that section of the project with the lessons from strand one and two.

Threads 1 & 2 Lessons and Lesson Number (Numbers are not in the order of the Sequential Sequence)

Thread 3 Project Lessons 

1

2


20

3

What is Weather?


In Development 

4

Weather vs Climate


5

In Development 

22

13

A complete lesson plan developed by Hayward Unified School District's SEL department is available.

14

In Development - Activities and Slideshow linked in Wildfire Strand Overview

23

6

24

Part 1

7

24

Part 2

8

Combustion 3 - Honing Our Model


In Development 

24

Part 3

9

Combustion 4 -  From Energy to Work


In Development

24

Part 4

10

In Development - Activities and Slideshow linked

24

Part 5

11

Temperatures in a Jar - Greenhouse Effect


In Development 

24

Part 6

21

Carbon Footprint


In Development 

15

In Development - Activities and Slideshow linked in Wildfire Strand Overview

24

Part 7

16

In Development - Activities and Slideshow linked in Wildfire Strand Overview

24

Part 8

17

In Development - Activities and Slideshow linked in Wildfire Strand Overview

12

18

In Development - Activities and Slideshow linked in Wildfire Strand Overview

19

In Development - Activities and Slideshow linked in Wildfire Strand Overview

25

In Development - Student work samples linked