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Author

NowThis News

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Social Studies, Civics

Resource Type

  • Videos, 5 minutes, 29 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

Global

Format

YouTube Video

How Young Climate Crisis Activists Changed the World

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Synopsis
  • This video highlights the youth climate movement, with details of events in 2019. 
  • Some of the topics discussed include the Zero Hour organization, the Fridays for Future movement, Greta Thunberg, the presidential debates, and updates on the Juliana v. Unites States legal case.

Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This video provides a recap of recent events and showcases the ability of students to make a difference.
  • This video can light a fire in your students to take direct and meaningful climate action.

Additional Prerequisites

  • There may be a commercial before the video.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
The resource presents various climate movements by young people geared towards taking climate action and justice. This resource is suitable and recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.11-12.3 Understand and evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
  • Social Studies
    • Political Science
      • SS.PS3.d.m Analyze how governments address and solve problems through the public policy process.
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