Colorful History #68: What is Climate Change?

Colorful History #68: What is Climate Change


Explore the issue of climate change in this easy-to-understand comic about the earth’s environment.

What is Climate Change?, explains the concept of climate change in a way that is approachable for grades 3-5. It details how climate change is already reshaping our lives — and what other impacts could be on the horizon. It also reassures students that — when it comes to slowing climate change’s most dangerous effects — we can all make a difference.

What is Climate Change? helps students learn about:

• The Difference Between Weather and Climate
• How Climate Change Affects Our Lives
• Climate Change Activism and Solutions

Each free download includes the 4-page comic (with process art and script) and a teaching guide with discussion questions, project ideas, and other classroom resources.

Estimated Lexile Level: 810 – 1000
Projects and discussion questions aligned to Common Core Standards for grades 3-5.

Story and Art by Lonnie Allen
Letting by R. Alan Brooks