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.  In 2017, Alberta Education produced two useful documents showing how the curriculum links to environmental topics, and to 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:

 

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.

“Schools should prepare us for the future, not the past. The future of the world will be built on sustainability. If we learn what sustainable technologies are available when we are in school, we will be able to help shape the future of global sustainability when we graduate.” 

- Quinn, student at Jasper Place high school in Edmonton