A tour de force that pushes students to take action in ways that promise real impact.
Minneapolis, MN (Vocus) April 22, 2009
Planet Earth's temperature is on the rise, creating news across the globe. While climate change is not new, global warming is increasing at a rate that has scientists, politicians, and others--including kids--asking serious questions and recognizing the need for action. Internationally renowned service learning guru Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., puts the power of change directly into young people's hands with her new workbook, A KIDS' GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING (Free Spirit Publishing, $6.95), part of our How to Take Action! series.
Early praise for this new book:
"A tour de force that pushes students to take action in ways that promise real impact."
--Barbara Cervone, Ed.D., President, What Kids Can Do
"This book is fantastic! Through jaw-dropping facts about our rapidly changing environment and creative exercises and projects that make a difference, children are motivated to take immediate action. A Kid's Guide to Climate Change & Global Warming provides many hours of creative activism that students, parents, teachers, and polar bears alike will love."--Linda Sivertsen & Tosh Sivertsen, authors of the award-winning Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life
Through the hands-on projects and informative pages in A KIDS' GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING, middle and high school students will learn about:
- carbon footprints
- the greenhouse effect
- alternative energies
- water conservation
- severe weather patterns
- foodprints (how the food we consume affects climate change)
- the history of environmentalism and global youth summits
- effects of climate change around the world
Cathryn Berger Kaye, author of THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SERVICE LEARNING: PROVEN, PRACTICAL WAYS TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY, ACADEMIC CURRICULUM, & SOCIAL ACTION (2004, Free Spirit Publishing), knows that young people have ideas, energy, and enthusiasm that can benefit our communities. She says, "By giving these books to students or to your own children, you are helping them participate successfully in service learning. The process of completing the activities helps them develop the personal skills, knowledge, and abilities required to address the community needs they care about."
Teachers, parents, and group leaders can use these workbooks in classrooms, youth-serving organizations, after-school settings, or at home.
About the Author
Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., is a former classroom teacher, a nationally recognized expert on service learning, and an International Service Learning Consultant. She works with state departments of education, university faculty and students, school districts, and classroom teachers on a variety of educational issues such as service learning, civic responsibility, student leadership, and respectful school communities. She also is the author of A KIDS' GUIDE TO HELPING OTHERS READ & SUCCEED, A KIDS' GUIDE TO HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS, A KIDS' GUIDE TO PROTECTING & CARING FOR ANIMALS, and THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SERVICE LEARNING: PROVEN, PRACTICAL WAYS TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY, ACADEMIC CURRICULUM, & SOCIAL ACTION. Cathryn lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
Contact: Jenni Bowring, 612.746.6848.