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Greta Thunberg Is Leading a Global Climate Movement

Author: Greta Thunberg
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Justice, Climate Action
Format: YouTube Video
Resource Type:
  • Video, 7 minutes, 57 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • This is a video about Greta Thunberg and how she became involved in climate activism. 
  • Students will learn about her personal story and why she continues to drive climate awareness and action to stop global warming and climate change. 

Teaching Tips


  • Greta is passionate about climate action and shares her story in her own words.
  • She provides an example of one person making a difference.

Additional Prerequisites

  • You may have to wait through a commercial to view the video.


Scientist Notes
Greta Thunberg shares her climate stories, and this is a great inspiration for students and young people to lead climate movement for change. This resource is recommended.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • 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.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
  • 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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