Causes and Effects of Climate Change

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Wrap-up a unit on global climate change with a instructional activity that examines the causes and effects of climate change. Learners fill out a chart that represents what they think causes climate change—natural and human-based—and what they think happens as a result of climate change. Then, they are assessed on the topic by responding through a persuasive writing prompt.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Review cause and effect before implementing the lesson
  • Give each individual a copy of the writing rubric to refer to as they write
Classroom Considerations

  • Preview the writing prompt before deciding to use it in the classroom, as the stance is slightly one sided
  • Best used with the other lessons in the series so that learners have the appropriate background knowledge
  • The final lesson of the unit, which is included in a larger series of units that focuses on global climate change
Pros

  • Comes with a persuasive writing prompt that allows for reflection of the topic, as well as a rubric to be used with assessment
Cons

  • None
Common Core