Climate Change

This Climate Change handout & reference also includes:

Rising sea levels, strong storms, melting ice ... who or what is to blame? Scholars browse the website in preparation for a class discussion or debate about whether human activity is causing climate change. They gain a balanced perspective and reach an informed opinion by reading both pro and con arguments and quotes from scientists, scholars, and professors.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Engage learners in a Socratic seminar about the causes and effects of climate change 
  • Have a four corners debate by instructing individuals to stand in one of four corners in the classroom labeled strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree
Classroom Considerations
  • Students must have access to a computer with Internet
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes a gallery of informative videos 
  • Pupils read other viewers' comments and submit their own opinions on the subject 
Cons
  • None