A farmer waters crops in Pakistan. Oxfam has worked with partners in Pakistan to provide training to help people adapt to the impacts of climate change.
A farmer waters crops in Pakistan. Oxfam has worked with partners in Pakistan to provide training to help people adapt to the impacts of climate change.

The Human Impact of Climate Change

A teaching resource for ages 11-16

Activities to bring the issues of COP26 alive in your classroom and inspire young people to take action for climate justice.

Climate change is threatening humankind and pushing people into poverty. While the climate crisis is affecting us all, it’s hitting some communities harder than others – and it’s the people who’ve done the least to cause it who’re suffering the most. Who you are and where you are in the world matters.

With curriculum links to geography and citizenship, this flexible teaching resource focuses on the human element of the climate crisis.

  • Investigate the links between climate change and human rights.
  • Learn about intersectionality and its relevance to the climate emergency.
  • Use films from around the globe to explore climate change impacts and potential solutions.

This autumn Oxfam and partners are asking people everywhere to join the World Climate March and take action for climate justice. Find out how young people can take part in this global movement and make their voices count!

Films for use in Activity 3

Ghana

Kenya

The UK and Malawi

Burkina Faso

Guatemala