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Research tells us that people are more creative when they are young. We need this creativity to repair our planet.

This toolkit is for teachers to help students aged 10+ use their innate creativity to generate big, bold ideas.

It follows a simple 4-step process, based on the principles of design thinking, to help students learn how to solve problems creatively.

It aims to unlock the potential of “Generation Earthshot”: a generation of inventors, innovators and leaders who will help repair and protect our planet.

Anyone can join in. The activities and worksheets are flexible enough to fit within different subject areas, educational settings and age groups. The rest is up to you!

The 4 Stages:

1. Introduce The Earthshot Prize and Generation Earthshot

Share the idea of The Earthshot Prize with students and excite them about joining in.

2. The Problem Stage

Discover the Earthshots and faciliate students in defining the problem they wish to solve.

3. The Ideas Stage

Help students generate ideas in an organised way. Then evaluate and refine them.

4. The Solution Stage

Students take on roles, present ideas and share them with others. Then students reflect and identify their next steps.

Resources

Teacher Guide
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Everything you need to get started

 

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Introducing Generation Earthshot
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Video
Assembly Slide Pack

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The Problem Stage
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Teacher's Guide
5 x Earthshot Videos
1 x Worksheet

 

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The Ideas Stage
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Teacher's Guide
5 x Ideation Activities
1 x Worksheet

 

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The Solution Stage
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Teacher's Guide
5 x Real-life Roles
5 x Worksheets

 

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Worksheets
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All in one pack

 

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If you want to do more, join thousands of teachers and students around the world by taking part in the Climate Action Project (add link). It’s a 6 week project running from September 27th to November 4th 2021 including an Earthshot Prize watch party!

With thanks to the educators whose advice helped create these resources:

Verónica Ojeda, Juan Durand, Abi Holmes, Erin Dowd, Umaima Ehtasham, Felix Mwanzia, Julia Caon Froeder, Dacia Jones, Lorrie Hayman, Jen Williams, Koen Timmers, Gwynn Page, Graeme Lawrie, Bhavna Mathew.