Environment, energy and climate change curriculum alignment

Alberta Education Current Curriculum Alignment

The current curriculum that has many opportunities for including environment, energy or climate change connections. Below are two curriculum alignments - one for environment and one for energy and climate change.

 

Alberta Education Competencies and Current K - 9 Curriculum at a Glance

Environmental education provides countless avenues for skill development in the 8 competencies outlined by Alberta Education as students tackle and resolve real-world problems through action. To learn more about indicators and examples of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Managing Information, Creativity and Innovation, Communication, Collaboration, Global and Cultural Citizenship, and Personal Growth and Well-being, please see below.

 

Energy and environmental education is not limited to science. It should be integrated within a variety of subject areas to maximize student engagement. To see a map of the current Alberta curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 9, please see below,

 

*NEW* The new Alberta curriculum is in its draft stages. To read the draft K-4 curriculum in a variety of subject areas, please see the released documents below:

 

Career and Technology Foundations Challenge Exemplars

Career and Technology Foundations and Career and Technology Studies also provide excellent student challenges. Alberta Education has released a number of CTF Challenge Exemplars in various depths and levels. Many have an environmental focus so check out the following:

 

Curriculum for a Sustainable Future

We created the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future with an Education Task Force to guide curriculum development for increasing environmental, energy and climate change literacy. This can be used to help you identify ways to enhance your current curriculum to deepen environmental, energy and climate change literacy.