Activity Introduction

Dreaming about solutions for climate change may seem pointless – where is a dream going to get us? But what if you are doing fact-based dreaming? In this activity you will explore some of the existing and emerging solutions to climate change and use these to generate your own fact-based dreams for the future. 

Some kids will be able to work on this activity with minimal support; others will be able to complete it independently.

Ideal for: Upper Secondary

Themes: 

  • investigate
  • be creative 
  • think and connect

Time required: 40 minutes 

Curriculum connections: English, Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, ICT Capability

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes: 

Complete lesson for classroom teachers:

2040 – Writing The Future – English – Years 9 & 10

Resources Required

 

Learning@Home from Cool Australia

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

Cool Australia, GoodThing Productions and Regen Pictures would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of Good Pitch AustraliaShark Island InstituteDocumentary Australia FoundationThe Caledonia Foundation and our philanthropic partners in the development of these teaching resources. 2040 logo

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Fact-based Dreams For The Future - Activity Instructions

Dreaming about solutions for climate change may seem pointless - where is a dream going to get us? But what if you are doing fact-based dreaming? In this activity you will explore some of the existing and emerging solutions to climate change and use these to generate your own fact-based dreams for the future.

This lesson explores existing solutions to climate change, and uses them as creative prompts for imaginative writing. How might solutions to climate change affect your lives and the lives of others?

Part A: Climate Change Solutions

Step 1. Although climate change is a huge problem, there are many solutions that can help us with meeting the challenges posed by a changing climate. 

Spend five minutes brainstorming solutions to climate change that you know already exist, and that you hope or wish existed. You might come up with creative, funny or unexpected solutions. Remember, small steps and actions are just as importan

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