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Hope After Hurricanes

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  • This short video features three young people from New York who survived Hurricane Sandy and offer encouragement and solidarity to others who have experienced similar losses.
  • The "Hope After Hurricanes" lesson plan is also included with this video to further explore the emotional costs of more extreme weather.
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  • These three voices show that dealing with extreme weather from climate change is not something we have to do alone.

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  • The video is available to view without an account but teachers must sign in to access the lesson plan.


  • Teachers could show this video after a natural disaster happens to show that we are all in this together, that we share one planet, and all of us must take care of the planet and each other.
  • This video could be used to help students understand empathy and work on their social and emotional skills.
  • Other resources about the human toll of climate change include this image gallery of climate impacts from around the world, this StC lesson plan about extreme heat, and this NASA article about the effects of climate change.
Scientist Notes

The video underscored the impact of extreme weather events and climate disasters on people's lives, property, and the environment, and also the importance of taking responsibility for the climate. Collective action has been the best strategy in mitigating climate change impact and extreme weather events such as Hurricane Irma, Harvey, Maria, etc. This resource is recommended for students to understand how to take collective climate actions for their environment.

  • Science
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • MS-ESS2-5. Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.7.3 Understand and evaluate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
  • Social Studies
    • Geography
      • SS.Geog2.a.h Evaluate population policies by analyzing how governments affect population change. Analyze population compositions (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity) and the different implications each has on countries or regions throughout the world.
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