There's a hole in the state's climate efforts: elementary education

November 18, 2022Change is Simple program director Skye Fournier with a Paul Revere Elementary student inside the nonprofit's mobile learning lab. ...

November 20, 2022
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November 18, 2022Change is Simple program director Skye Fournier with a Paul Revere Elementary student inside the nonprofit's mobile learning lab. (Courtesy Change is Simple)Most teachers in the U.S. agree that climate change should be taught in schools, with some advocates saying it should start in lower grades. But in Massachusetts, climate change topics are not part of the state's elementary learning standards, leaving schools on their own to find extra resources.In public schools, elementary students are expected to learn about topics like the weather and energy — but not necessarily how to connect that information to the climate crisis that will inevitably shape their future.

Aimee Moon