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A Kid's Guide to Climate Change and Global Warming: How to Take Action!

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Author: Cathryn Berger Kaye
ISBN: 978-1575423234
Original Region: United States
Original Language: English
Publication Date: 2009
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Do you want service learning activities and projects for middle and high school kids that make a difference on the local, national, and global scene?

This workbook, part of Free Spirit'sHow to Take Action! series by internationally renowned service learning expert Cathryn Berger Kaye, is what you need.

A Kids' Guide to Climate Change & Global Warming teaches about current issues related to climate change, such as:

carbon footprints "foodprints" (how the food we consume affects climate change) the greenhouse effect alternative energies deforestation water conservation severe weather the history of environmentalism effects of climate change around the world

Kids explore what others in the world (including young people) have done and are doing to address the issues, find out what their community needs, and develop a service project. The workbook includes facts, quotations, real-life examples, write-on pages, resources, a note to adults—and a lot of inspiration to get out there and make a difference in the world. Includes an exclusive interview with Reid Detchon, executive director of Energy and Climate Division of the United Nations Foundation.

About the Author:

Cathryn Berger Kaye , M.A., is an international service learning and education consultant and a former classroom teacher. She presents at conferences around the world and works with state departments of education, university faculty and students, school districts, and classroom teachers on a variety of education issues such as service learning, civic responsibility, student leadership, and respectful school communities. Cathryn lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Barry, and frequently visits her daughters, Ariel and Devora.

Cathryn Berger Kaye’s workshop topics include:

• Inspiring social responsibility through literature
• Cross curriculum connections between content, skills, and service
• Service learning as teaching methodology
• Creating a respectful learning environment through service
• Developing a school-wide strategy for service learning

Reviews:

“Providing step-by-step suggestions for effective activities, this book is a fine educational tool for young environmental activists.” —Midwest Book Review, Children’s Bookwatch: The Science Shelf

“A tour de force that pushes students to take action in ways that promise real impact.” —Barbara Cervone, Ed.D., president, What Kids Can Do/Next Generation Press

"This book is fantastic! Through jaw-dropping facts about our rapidly changing environment and creative exercises and projects that make a difference, children are motivated to take immediate action. A Kids' Guide to Climate Change & Global Warming provides many hours of creative activism that students, parents, teachers, and polar bears alike will love." —Linda Sivertsen & Tosh Sivertsen, authors of the award-winning Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life

Paperback: 48 pages

Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 28 cm

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