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Fumes or Futures teaching ideas

Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. Engage your pupils on the topic with our Fumes or Futures teaching ideas.  The ideas span the subject areas of Geography, Maths, History, Science, English, Citizenship, RE and Art.  There are also short snippets from our global neighbours who are feeling the effects of climate change. 

How to play the paper bag game

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) Teacher instructions on how to play the paper bag game.

The paper bag game introduction

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) Instructions on how to play the paper bag game.

Paper bag game discussion

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) This resource encourages discussion after playing the paper bag game. It also include suggested activities for Religious Education (RE) lessons. 

The paper bag game: further reading

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) Background information for leaders about working children.

The paper bag game worksheet

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) This game sets pupils the challenge of calculating if their family has made enough paper bags to get all the items on the shopping list.

Crazy Climate facts activity sheet

Age: 7-11 A range of classroom activities based around these Crazy Climate facts. Pupils can: Put the facts into groups under headings like: reduce, recycle, reuse, save water, save energy, reduce CO2. You can also think of your own headings or sort them into problems and actions. Choose a fact. Work in pairs or small groups to think of ways to tell the rest of your school about the fact you have chosen. What do you think is the best way to do this? You could perform a play or assembly, or make a poster, a PowerPoint presentation or even a film. Make a tally chart to record your activities over a week that emit CO2, eg car journeys, hours watching TV, how long you charge your mobile phone for, etc. Plot your results on a graph to show your carbon footprint. Design and carry out a survey of your classmates to find out how eco-friendly they are.

Crazy Climate facts activity sheet - Welsh

Age: 7-11 A range of classroom activities based around these Crazy Climate facts. Pupils can: Put the facts into groups under headings like: reduce, recycle, reuse, save water, save energy, reduce CO2. You can also think of your own headings or sort them into problems and actions. Choose a fact. Work in pairs or small groups to think of ways to tell the rest of your school about the fact you have chosen. What do you think is the best way to do this? You could perform a play or assembly, or make a poster, a PowerPoint presentation or even a film. Make a tally chart to record your activities over a week that emit CO2, eg car journeys, hours watching TV, how long you charge your mobile phone for, etc. Plot your results on a graph to show your carbon footprint. Design and carry out a survey of your classmates to find out how eco-friendly they are.

Trading game: teacher's intructions

Instructions and guidance for teachers and leaders running the trading game.

Crazy Climate classroom activities

Age: 7-11 Subject areas: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)/Global Citizenship Geography/Environmental Studies Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE)/Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) Religious Education (RE)/Religious Studies (RS) This resource encourages pupils to think about the effects of climate change – who it affects most and how it affects them. But it is not all doom and gloom: it is instead an opportunity for change. Pupils will consider how they can help stop climate chaos through their own lifestyle choices. They will learn about how climate change affects children in other parts of the world and how Christian Aid’s work is helping to create a more sustainable world.

Crazy Climate classroom activities - Welsh

Age: 7-11 Subject areas: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)/Global Citizenship Geography/Environmental Studies Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE)/Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) Religious Education (RE)/Religious Studies (RS) This resource encourages pupils to think about the effects of climate change – who it affects most and how it affects them. But it is not all doom and gloom: it is instead an opportunity for change. Pupils will consider how they can help stop climate chaos through their own lifestyle choices. They will learn about how climate change affects children in other parts of the world and how Christian Aid’s work is helping to create a more sustainable world.

Time for tax: a workshop on tax justice

Age: 16+ / Sixth form / Youth group (11-18) A workshop for students aged 16 and over to increase awareness of the role taxation plays in helping governments provide essential services, to explore the economic and social consequences of tax dodging, and to engage with Christian Aid's campaign for tax justice.

Time for tax: activity sheet and case studies

Age: 16+ / Sixth form / Youth group (11-18) This workshop contains four activities and four case studies about tax justice. 

Time for tax: activity sheet and case studies - Welsh

Age: 16+ / Sixth form / Youth group (11-18) This workshop contains four activities and four case studies about tax justice.