A Companion for Reimagining

Submitted By:
Pritika Rebecca Joseph, Ed.M. Candidate, Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, NY

The Story of Climate Change: A first book about how we can help save our planet by Catherine Barr and Steve Williams
The Quarto Group, March 2, 2021

With the current state of our planet and the climate crisis we face, schools are being asked to reimagine the way we educate our students. Our students must learn to see themselves as stewards of the earth and as citizens who are cognizant of the impact of their actions. One place to begin is by introducing sustainability education during our students' earliest years. The Story of Climate Change is a fantastic book that addresses this need. It is filled with facts and beautiful illustrations and can be introduced in the elementary grades. Bringing both history and science together in one book, it begins with the creation of our planet, travels through industrialization and its effects, and finally ends with where we stand as a civilization today. The Story of Climate Change not only focuses on nature and the environment, but also it taps into more complex ideas of gender, women's rights, consumerism, politics, and the positive impact of student voice and activism. The simplicity in the way it presents these complex ideas, its comprehensiveness, and the fact that it can be used across many different age groups make this book a great addition to any and all class libraries.

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