Climate Change - Who's In Control?

How can both individuals and governments respond to climate change and take responsibility to reduce its effects on our environment? Here you will find three lessons filled with discussion, debate, and role-playing exercises exploring the task of leadership in the face of climate change.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • There are several fantastic documentaries and online resources to supplement these lessons and provide for a more visual learning experience
Classroom Considerations

  • In order to more fully comprehend how human actions affect climate change, it will be important for pupils to have some background knowledge on the underlying chemistry of climate change before beginning this lesson
  • Given the complexity of the topic and the issues raised, this lesson may be better suited for more mature learners who have developed a more extensive foundation in persuasive writing and oral communication skills
Pros

  • Includes a wealth of supplemental materials, such as worksheets, reading passages, and discussion prompts (see included materials)
  • Offers extensive list of ways to reduce carbon emissions
Cons

  • None