Teaching COP26 and Indigenous Activism in the Classroom
April 28, 2022 4:30 PM -
The University of New Mexico’s Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) will be hosting a free professional development workshop for educators to explore the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Convention of Parties (COP26).
Lesson plans on COP26 include activities that explain the COP (What is it? What happened? Why is it important?) and a stimulated conference/debate activity mirroring the COP process. Additionally, a media literacy lesson plan will be presented preparing students to critically analyze content featured in the media, focusing on COP26 and Indigenous climate activism.
This workshop connects to the broader theme of this spring semester by centering Indigenous voices, experiences, power, and activism as it pertains to climate justice and provides educators with pertinent resources to approach the topic of COP26 which have the potential to stimulate students to think about climate globally and realize their potential to protect our planet.
The resources presented at this workshop are targeted at high school students but can be applied to all classrooms with adaptation.