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How These Youth Climate Activists Are Changing the Future

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  • This video interview highlights four young climate activists as they discuss their involvement with the climate movement.
  • It provides inspiration for other youth to see that individual actions do matter and that individuals can make a difference.

Teaching Tips


  • This video shows students that whatever their talents, they can apply them to something they care about.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with the School Strike for Climate and Greta Thunberg.
  • An advertisement may play at the start of the video.


  • One of the activists describes an interesting analogy between activism movements and ecosystems, which could connect this resource to biology classes in a unique way.
  • Social studies, history, and civics classes could use this resource to compare the climate movement with other social movements in our history.
  • Other resources related to this topic include Have the Talk and The Movement.
Scientist Notes
Climate activism is imperative to provide a sustainable and green future. The resource spotlights various forms of activism such as climate march for equity, school strike, and campaigns. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Civics
      • D2.Civ.10.6-8 Explain the relevance of personal interests and perspectives, civic virtues, and democratic principles when people address issues and problems in government and civil society.
      • D2.Civ.12.9-12 Analyze how people use and challenge local, state, national, and international laws to address a variety of public issues.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
      • 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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