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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:

  • Explain the causes of climate change and the need to take action.
  • Discuss ways in which they can respond confidently to the climate emergency
  • Describe ways in which we can join together to demand that governments act decisively and quickly to address the climate emergency.

This lesson links to themes from the following subject areas:



To set up the lesson you will need:

  • Lesson plan
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • 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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