In 2011, Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making created SUCCEED: the Summer Center for Climate, Energy, and Environmental Decision Making. Held annually, SUCCEED consists of two pilot programs: a 2-day workshop to improve teacher curricula and a free 5-day summer school targeted at an age gap in the university’s outreach, that being students entering 10th grade. In conjunction with the National Science Foundation’s Climate and Energy Decision Making Center, we have adapted the SUCCEED curricula into K-12 lesson plans on climate, energy, and environment meeting Pennsylvania standards. Please use the links on the sidebar to navigate through these resources. Note, the lesson plans and handouts are designed to be stand-alone lesson plans and are not meant to be used in any particular order.
This workshop was designed by Ahmed Abdulla and Ivonne Pena. The final product compiled by Kelly Klima on behalf of the Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach.
Students will be able to:
- Identify the sources of global carbon emissions and the countries responsible for them – past, present, and near future.
- Describe which countries are taking action to mitigate carbon emissions, and the various ways in which this is being done.
- Discuss what exists at the confluence of climate change and human activity, and how particularly vulnerable countries go about acknowledging this new reality and adapting to it.
- Debate international policy frameworks to adapt to climate change and mitigate its worst effects.