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Lesson plan: Climate Response - Doers, Shoppers, Learners, Shouters

The purpose of this lesson is to support young people to be able to respond confidently to the climate emergency and in a way that makes sense to them.

We share our thinking about the ways in which everyone can choose to respond to the current situation - whether they see themselves as Doers, Shoppers, Learners, Shouters or all of the above.

Outcomes and Curriculum links

This lesson enables students to:

  • describe ways in which individuals can respond confidently to the climate emergency, explaining why those actions make a difference.
  • explore ways in which we can join together to demand that governments act decisively to avoid the most serious effects of climate change.

This lesson links to themes from the following subject areas:



To set up the lesson you will need:

  •  lesson plan
  • PowerPoint presentation. You might want to edit slides 7 - 12 to match the colours of the wool/ribbons/stickers below
  • Internet link and audio (ideally, but not essential)
  • Post-its and pens
  • 4 different coloured wool/ ribbons / stickers (twice as many as you have people in the audience/class)
  • Card sort - Doers, Shoppers, Learners, Shouters


Lesson plan


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