Student-Led Interdisciplinary Lesson
Welcome to a collaborative cross-curricular project
This week we are teaming up to work with students at Lindenhurst High school, Long Beach. A couple of years ago 16 students and two teachers, one being me, visited this school. The year after they came to visit us. Read more about that project here:
This year we are collaborating on a project with this topic “the climate emergency,; how can young people make an impact”.
- Briefly explain to students why we are collaborating on this lesson in an interdisciplinary format. See more info here.
- New data shows the climate emergency is getting worse every day and is impacting people’s lives everywhere (whether from extreme heat, air pollution, wildfires, intensified flooding or droughts.) Question: How are teens receiving and responding to news about climate change? Answer the question in the Padlet below.
- In groups of 4 watch the videos and go through the sources below
- Answer the questions on the padlet as a group. Remember to write your names and where you are from
- Decide on a plan for how you want to present the work you do on this topic, choices are; presentation, video, podcast, blog post, article or a combination of all.
- Share the result on the Padlet.
- Article: Climate Change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help. BBC
- The Top Environmentalists to Follow on Instagram. Standard.co.uk.
- 9 questions about climate change you were too embarrassed to ask. Vox.com
- U.S. Gov statement at COP25. State.gov/united-states
- NASA Chart on the evidence of climate change. NASA
- Climate Time Machine. Climate.nasa.gov
- Smoke in Sydney bushfire 9news.com.au
- The catastrophic fire danger for South Australia, abc.net. au
- Firestorms and flaming tornadoes, theconversation.com
- Watch the video below.