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  • Writer's pictureErica Hamilton

Why We Need an Inclusive Climate Justice Curriculum

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

Appreciation of the land, air, water, plants and animals can help the younger generation to feel connected to the Earth and to take action to protect the Earth, humans, animals, and ecosystems.

Right now, there are many controversies in school districts throughout the U.S. around the inclusion of topics of climate change and racial justice in classrooms. This climate curriculum includes these topics and is available for free to anyone with an Internet connection.

There are few learning resources about climate change and climate justice for children and adults with learning disabilities and/or developmental disabilities. Furthermore, we aim to ensure that climate information is available to learners with visual or hearing disabilities.

It's important that people with disabilities are included in climate justice education for a number of reasons:

  1. People with disabilities may want to learn more about their environment, climate change, and how to take action to protect the Earth,

  2. People with disabilities have skills and ideas to contribute to the climate justice movement,

  3. People with disabilities need to know about climate change in their own communities, and especially disaster preparedness plans in their localities.

The information in this curriculum will be presented in a way that is as accessible as possible. Images will include text-to-speech-type captioning. American sign language videos will be included in the yellow and green levels. Text will be large and backgrounds and images will be kept simple and uncluttered. We hope to translate this information into Spanish as well in the future.

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