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Grades

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

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Civics

Resource Types

  • Videos, 1 minute, 54 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Lesson Plans
  • Worksheets
  • Scientific Papers or Reports

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - South, Georgia

Format

PDF

Youth Climate Story: Drought and Flooding in Georgia

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Synopsis
  • In the video, a youth climate activist and sixth-generation farmer from Kennesaw, Georgia discusses the effects of climate change on his family's farm.
  • This resource also includes a lesson plan, student worksheet, and a link to an interactive report about the effects of climate change on agriculture in the United States.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • A variety of interactive maps in the linked report make the digital text engaging for students. 
  • Students will be looking at their specific location on the maps to see what the climate conditions in their area may be like in the future.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The video is available to view without an account but teachers must create a free account to access the lesson plan materials.
  • The lesson plan and worksheet can be downloaded as a PDF for use offline or to print.

Differentiation

  • Science classes could make a Venn diagram to show the many impacts of climate change on a farm.
  • Social studies classes could incorporate this video when discussing food insecurity, water insecurity, and meeting the basic needs of citizens in society.
  • English language arts classes, clubs, or life skills classes could watch this video and then ask students to brainstorm a climate change problem that impacts them on a personal level. Students could come up with a plan (individually or in small groups) for how to advocate for climate action in the school or in the greater community. 
  • Other resources on this topic include this TED-Ed video on the future of agriculture, this ClimateScience lesson on why climate change matters, and this resource on youth advocacy. 
Scientist Notes

This resource is recommended for teaching agro-climatology, climate advocacy, and environmental justice.

Standards
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
      • HS-ESS3-6. Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.
      • HS-ESS3-5. Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth systems.
  • Social Studies
    • Political Science
      • SS.PS3.d.m Analyze how governments address and solve problems through the public policy process.
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