The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) has a long history of providing excellent resources and professional development for teachers, and they have just published the Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to Climate Change. This book includes both the basics of climate change science and perspectives on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized. The focus audience is high school Earth science and environmental science teachers, and it is written with an eye toward the kind of information and graphics that a secondary school teacher might need in the classroom.
You can download a free pdf of the book or purchase a hard copy here . A brief description and excerpt from the book (first chapter) are in a Geological Society of America blog post here .
In addition, PRI has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to send the Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to Climate Change to teachers at public high schools across the country. You can join in this campaign or let your friends and family know about it by going to http://bit.ly/TeachClimateScience .
Ingrid H. H. Zabel, Ph.D.
Climate Change Education Manager
Paleontological Research Institution | Museum of the Earth | Cayuga Nature Center
(607) 273-6623, ext. 22