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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences

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  • Videos, 3 minutes, 27 seconds, CC, Subtitles

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Climate Change Could Force Millions from Homes in Next 50 Years

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  • This video emphasizes the need to take steps to combat climate change issues. 
  • Students learn about climate migration and the importance of taking steps to mitigate climate change. 
Teaching Tips


  • Engaging visuals accompany this video.
  • It emphasizes the role of policies in combating climate change and encourages students to take action.
  • It teaches students about the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with climate change and its effects.
  • There may be an ad before the video.


  • Teachers could use the section from 0:45 - 1:52 to explain climate migration to students.
  • Teachers could teach students about the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration using part 2:28-2:54 to explain.
  • Teachers could use this video to explain the relationship between climate change and economic impacts on individuals and communities (people have to move, leave their businesses behind, or begin again in a new location).
  • Teachers could use this resource to explain the role of policies in mitigating climate change.
  • To expand the lesson and connect to social emotional learning, here is a video on coping with climate anxiety.
  • To provide hope, here is an StC lesson plan about some solutions to climate change.
Scientist Notes
The video shows the impact of climate change on migration patterns and distributions of people. Climate change has forced people to migrate directly and indirectly to safe areas and those who are unable to migrate are worst hit by the impact. This is a sober reflection and it is insightful to develop contingency plans, thus, the resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
      • HS-LS2-7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Geography
      • D2.Geo.9.6-8 Evaluate the influences of long-term human-induced environmental change on spatial patterns of conflict and cooperation.
      • D2.Geo.12.9-12 Evaluate the consequences of human-made and natural catastrophes on global trade, politics, and human migration.
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.6.6-8 Draw on multiple disciplinary lenses to analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at local, regional, and global levels over time, identifying its characteristics and causes, and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address the problem.
      • D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.3 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.
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