International Community School, Oakland
This team of elementary educators will develop 4th and 5th grade Climate Change/Environmental Justice units that teach climate science grounded in the environmental justice concerns of their community. These units will integrate climate science into Spanish and English language arts, as well as visual arts, theater arts, and engineering projects. They will culminate in student-led action projects that support students to develop their own agency to create positive change within and beyond their communities. Teachers will meet regularly to collaborate and plan lessons, and receive professional learning training from science and arts organizations. Their final units will serve as foundational models for the school and district that will exist for years to come.