Lesson Plans

Philadelphia Climate Classrooms

This section collects My Climate Story lesson plans by nine Philadelphia School District teachers who have partnered with PPEH to develop climate storytelling curricula. Each lesson plan has a companion monthly exhibit.

Frankie or Freda Anderson

African American History and World History teacher at Academy at Palumbo in South Philadelphia



Mariaeloisa Carambo

History teacher at Paul Robeson High School in West Philadelphia


Anna Herman

Urban Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AFNR) Management educator at the U School in North Philadelphia


Monica Rowley

ELA teacher at Masterman High School in Fairmount


Matthew Scanlan

Environmental Science teacher and Dean of Students at Northeast High School in Northeast Philadelphia


Chris Sikich

AP Biology, Honors Biology, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science teacher at Philadelphia High School for Girls in Olney


Avery Stern

English and Climate Change studies teacher at Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (KCAPA) in Kensington


Rebecca Yacker

Dual Enrollment Coordinator in the English and History Dept. at Saul High School in Roxborough


Joni Woods

English teacher at Academy at Palumbo in South Philadelphia


Deveena’s Story #2

Everything is happening all around, and now it is too late to stop the ruin of our world with climate change.

Deveena’s Story #1

But little did I know, I would come to find out that my entire home state Kerala was flooded, and the flood didn’t only ruin my childhood home, but had also taken the lives of my friends and family friends back home.

Gabrielle’s Story #2

Over the past few years, I have been experiencing and noticing the appearance of climate change.

Gabrielle’s Story #1

Today was notably filled with emotion and conversation, because of the historic rainfall from Hurricane Ida the night before.

Drake’s Story

It’s tiring and draining feeling the intense heat surround and choke me.

Jack’s Story

I notice that the snow days I once treated as a frequent occurrence no longer occur so frequently anymore.

Praveen’s Story

I am sensing climate change through the environment and weather conditions around me.

Owen’s Story

I’m scared for where humans are leading this world, I’m worried about the future of our planet and our own future.

Priyanka’s Story

I feel very worried about the children, women and girls, all peoples are victims of the climate crisis.

Saskia’s Story

Through “clean” energy developments. See the recording for my full story!


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