Global challenges – climate change

Lesson plan

Join in the discussion between students in Norway, India and Israel on how to save the planet. What can young people do? How are the different countries addressing this issue? What do you think is different in your country? What are the consequences of global warming?

This week we are experiences the coldest temperature in the USA and heatwaves in Australia? But even if many are worried, we do not have the same understanding of what can be done with this.

What about the young people in Europe, can they make a difference by raising awareness of this topic?

Lesson plan

Read the articles linked above and answer the questions asked above here. Be sure to write your name and your country. Try to comment on the answers that you think are the most interesting here.

Made with Padlet

btfIf you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news. Source: Before the flood

Before watching; Reading and Researching

  1. Read this article, “We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN!”
  2. When reading highlight areas that you think are interesting. Use or Page Marker.
  3. Give an oral summary of the article to your group
  4. Agree on the most urgent points and share them here:
  5. Do some grammar exercises before you start, Subject-verb agreement, linkage, adjectives,


After watching the movie

Reflection after watching half the movie

  1. In your group discuss and answer:
    1. The thing that surprised me the most
    2. What I already knew
    3. My take-away.
    4. Add this to the bulletin board here.

Reflection after watching half the movie

  1. In your group answer these
    1. The thing that surprised me the most
    2. My new take-away
    3. The most important part of the documentary
    4. Your concerns for the future.

Write Blog-post

  1. Write your blog post and address it to Leonardo DiCaprio. Ask him what he thinks about our chances of succeeding in this area after President Trump withdrew the US from the Paris agreement. Suggest some areas where young people can take action and make a difference, and why climate change is the single greatest threat to a sustainable future. Send the link to your post in a Twitter message to Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio.


  1. Simon

    I think you are correct in the things you have said with Donald Trump.
    i think you are also very wise and have a valid point to make, you are right, America is a big example to follow for the world always follows and does the things that America does. it think that it is good of you to ask of Donald Trump, as president, to try and lead America to more efficient and safe ways
    u think that your blog is a very good thing and an eye-opener to the world, I think with this blog you will help a lot…

  2. Hello there,

    As part of this weeks blogging challenge I would like to ask you 3 questions

    What is a normal day there?

    What type of sports are played at your school?

    Can you speak multiple languages?

  3. Hi Ann, my Year 11 students have posted comments on the Padlet. Thanks for this opportunity for students to experience different perspectives.

I would love to hear from you