In this Global Weirding video, the narrator talks about the many impacts of climate change, specifically in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.
Students will learn that climate change affects us right now, it affects people differently worldwide, and we must plan for the future.
This video thoroughly illustrates that different regions face unique challenges due to climate change and that we are facing these effects right now.
The video is broken up with animation to keep students engaged.
Students should understand climate change and its causes.
The teacher may want to point out these locations on a map, either before students watch the video or as students watch it.
This video gives students many options for further research, such as atmospheric rivers, invasive species, climate migration, feedback loops, glacial melt and permafrost thaw, and extreme weather events.
Have students research climate adaptations related to the impacts listed in the video or mitigation strategies.
Put students in groups and have each group research one of the regions mentioned in the video. Have students present their findings.
Have students research the unique ways climate change impacts where they live and look into solutions.
Some students may benefit from guided notes as they watch the video.
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Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-2 Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
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.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Geography
D2.Geo.10.6-8 Analyze the ways in which cultural and environmental characteristics vary among various regions of the world.
D2.Geo.10.9-12 Evaluate how changes in the environmental and cultural characteristics of a place or region influence spatial patterns of trade and land use.
D2.Geo.12.9-12 Evaluate the consequences of human-made and natural catastrophes on global trade, politics, and human migration.
D2.Geo.9.9-12 Evaluate the influence of long-term climate variability on human migration and settlement patterns, resource use, and land uses at local-to-global scales.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.