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A Call to Climate Learning for Climate Education

Elementary, Middle

Description

In this video, a boy named Krrish talks to the audience about the importance of climate action. He visits his friends via technology who are youth activists around the globe and they share their stories of working towards reversing the effects of climate change. Viewers are taken to Chile, Bali, Nigeria, the Amazon and Zimbabwe while learning that everyone can take part and make a difference. The final message of "learning and understanding are the first steps to action" closes out the video.  

This video is accompanied by a lesson plan, activities and resources.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This video is an excellent introduction to the accompanying lesson plan and sets the stage for the idea that learning and understanding are the first steps to action.  This idea could be the springboard that leads to independent projects, or class projects for younger students, to combat climate change. This video would ideally be used in a Science classroom but could also be adapted to Social Studies outcomes. 

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Themes Addressed

  • Air, Atmosphere & Climate (1)

    • Climate Change
  • Ecosystems (3)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
    • Biodiversity
    • Habitat Loss
  • Water (1)

    • Marine Environments