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


Evan’s Story

The violent winds lifted me up into the air. It would’ve succeeded if it wasn’t for my dad anchoring me down.

Ikym’s Story

Through my health and home.

Emma’s Story

Holding infant-me, my parents huddled on the kitchen floor in order to avoid the windows. Because of the raging hurricanes in the summer of 2004…

Rachel’s Story

Ohio was home for the first eighteen years of my life. Since leaving it, however, it has become refuge.

Emma’s Story

When I awoke on the morning of September 9, 2020. I was extremely confused. My bedroom was almost completely dark, which was, of course, very unusual…

Nic’s Story

I was born in France but barely ever lived there. However every winter I go back there to celebrate Christmas…

Tristan’s Story

My family has a cabin in Kentucky. When my dad was growing up, they would do the usual drive…

Anastasiia’s Story

The weather discrepancies during the same season throughout years.

Carolina’s Story

A few days after arriving in Portugal from Brazil for a one-year study period, I experienced a small…

Alejandro’s Story

Bogotá used to be much colder, and with constant rain (volume and frequency)…


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