The real-life stories and the changes taking place in our natural world offer a unique and timely teaching opportunity.  The science and evidence of the climate change presented provides the foundation for authentic learning experiences through interdisciplinary inquiry. The Years of Living Dangerously (YEARS) lessons plans and resources for middle and high school correspond to the science and issues presented in the series, encourage students to analyze the relevance of climate change to their daily lives, and investigate how they can be part of the solution.