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Climate Change Around the World

Secondary, Middle

Description

From extreme weather to threatened ways of life, the effects of climate change are real, and they are happening right now around the globe. This Nutshell video takes a look at just a few of the problems people are facing right now. The video checks off the consequences of the extreme weather we are witnessing with reference to increased incidents of flooding, drought, forest fires, invasive species and changes in food production.

General Assessment

What skills does this resource explicitly teach?

The video provides an opportunity to strengthen those skills associated with listening, viewing and identifying cause and effect.

Strengths

The video provides a quick overview of the consequences of climate change with visuals that are effective. Once identified, teachers and students can begin to explore these consequences in greater depth.

The video is part of a compilation of other videos, all of which explore some aspect of climate science. 

Recommendation of how and where to use it

The video is a useful and effective introduction to the consequences of climate change and sets the stage for a greater investigation of those consequences. It has been designated as appropriate for students in grades 6-10.

Relevant Curriculum Units

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  • Alberta
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    • Grade 9
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      • Environmental Science
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        • Environment and Outdoor Education: Environmental Core
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      • Science
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        • Science 10-4 (Knowledge and Employability Science): Investigating Matter and Energy in Environmental Systems
        • Science 10: Energy Flow in Global Systems
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    • Grade 6
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      • Social Studies
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        • Global Issues and Governance: Complex global problems require international cooperation to make difficult choices for the future.
    • Grade 7
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      • Science
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        • Science 7: Earth and its climate have changed over geological time
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      • Science
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        • Science 9: The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them.
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      • Geography
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        • Canadian Geography 1202: Natural and Human Systems
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    • Grade 7
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        • The Circumpolar World: Changes in the Circumpolar World
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        • Experiential Science 10, Terrestial Systems: Climatology and Meteorology
        • Science 10: Energy Flow in Global Systems
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    • Grade 8
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      • Science
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        • Science 8: Climate Change
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        • Atlantic Canada in the Global Community: Environment
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        • Geography 10: Spaceship Earth
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        • The Circumpolar World: Changes in the Circumpolar World
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        • Experiential Science 10, Terrestial Systems: Climatology and Meteorology
        • Science 10: Energy Flow in Global Systems
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    • Grade 7
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      • Geography
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        • Physical Patterns in a Changing World
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        • Heat in the Environment
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        • Issues in Canadian Geography (Academic): Interactions in the Physical Environment
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        • Science (Applied)::Earth and Space Science: Earth's Dynamic Climate
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        • Interdependence: Atlantic Canada in the Global Community: Environment in the Global Community
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        • Geography of Canada 421A: Canada’s Global Connections
  • Quebec
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        • The Contemporary World: Environment
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        • Environmental Science & Technology: The Earth and Space
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        • Geography 10: Climate
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        • Science 10: Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics
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        • Global Issues and Governance: Complex global problems require international cooperation to make difficult choices for the future.
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      • Science
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        • Science 7: Earth and its climate have changed over geological time
    • Grade 9
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      • Science
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        • Science 9: The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them.

Themes Addressed

  • Air, Atmosphere & Climate (1)

    • Climate Change