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Climate Project


An Impatiently Optimistic Approach

Just launched! A free three-week extension course on how to get to net-zero emissions. Designed for high school social studies classrooms. Focused on climate education, policy, and student action. Yes! You can do something.

Plants growing in bubbles
Course length (weeks)


Ideal for grades


Course materials
  • Articles 36
  • Videos 25
  • Activities 16

Why Teach Climate Project?

To reach net-zero emissions by 2050, we need to act now. Today’s students are the best climate-mitigation tools we have, and they want to do something.

This is a completely free, comprehensive, classroom-ready three-week course. It inspires students to raise awareness and develop and take civic action. It’s specifically designed to fit into an AP or social studies curriculum post-exams.

  • Evidence-based: Starting with evidence, students learn where emissions come from and discover ways to get to net zero.

  • Action-oriented: Students develop policies, action plans, or career aspirations to enact locally.

  • Inspiring hope: Spurring impatient optimism, this course inspires students to discover how they can help from a social and civic perspective.

  • Applying skills to make a difference: Students integrate and synthesize foundational proficiencies as they explore climate solutions and plan their actions.

  • PD and support aligned to the curriculum: On demand and live, virtual PD helps teachers get ready, get inspired, and boost their practice on their terms.