Critical Media Literacy

Engaging Media and Transforming Education

Institutes, Museums, Research Groups and More!

Alliance for Climate Education, ACE. Nonprofit whose mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. Since 2009, ACE has educated 2 million students and trained over 4,000 student leaders. Example project: Climate, Our Future.

International Ecolinguistics Association, IEA. Network of 800 researchers worldwide who share ideas, opinions and articles about ecolinguistics: The role of language in the life-sustaining interactions of humans, other species and the physical environment. Official journal via open access, Language & Ecology

National Geographic: Resource Library. Geographic resources for teachers, Pre-K-12, from the National Geographic. With lesson plans, research, maps, a storehouse of 800+ available videos, and resource library units. See example: Anthropocene Resource Library.

National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration: Just for Kids. Site promoting resources for teaching children about the environment  (tides, currents, space); NOAA is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

eBooks

Wiki to the Book: Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents

Wiki resource site for the above bookTeaching Climate Change to Adolescents: Reading, Writing, and Making a Difference, by Richard Beach, Jeff Share, and Allen Webb.

Zabel, I. H. H., D. Duggan-Haas, & R.M. Ross, eds. (2017). The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change. Paleontological Research Institute. 

The basics of climate change science and perspectives on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized. Audience focus is teachers of high school Earth science and environmental science. Open access title.

CLIMATE CHANGE & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Source: Children marching for climate justice in Minnesota, USA in April 2017. Photo courtesy of Laurie Schaull.

Publications of All Kinds

 

 

Online Courses for Free

Making Sense of Climate Change Denial. Recognize the social and psychological drivers of climate science denial, and better understand climate change. From The University of Queensland, Australia, via edX.  

The Stories We Live By: A Free Online Course in Ecolinguistics. Ecolinguistics provides tools for revealing the stories we live by, questioning them from an ecological perspective, and contributing to new stories to live by. Course examines a wide range of texts from advertisements, lifestyle magazines and economics textbooks, to surfing guides, Native American sayings and Japanese animation. In each case, the question is whether the stories that underlie texts encourage us to care about people and the ecosystems that life depends on. By the University of Gloucestershire and the IEA. 

Podcasts

  • Change Everything (The LEAP). Efforts to address climate change, racism, & other forms of inequality.
  • Climate Change (Reveal News). Series on the impact of climate change, U.S. and globally, emphasizing mass migration, food security, global conflicts.
  • Silencing Science (Reveal News, Jan 5, 2019, 52:28 mins).
  • A Sustainable Mind (Marjorie Alexander). Series investigating environmental campaigns and movements. 

Videos