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How Young Climate Crisis Activists Changed the World

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  • This video highlights the youth climate movement, with details of events in 2019. 
  • Some of the topics discussed include the Zero Hour organization, the Fridays for Future movement, Greta Thunberg, the presidential debates, and updates on the Juliana v. Unites States legal case.

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  • This video provides a recap of recent events and showcases the ability of students to make a difference.
  • This video can light a fire in your students to take direct and meaningful climate action.

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  • There may be a commercial before the video.


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The resource presents various climate movements by young people geared towards taking climate action and justice. This resource is suitable and 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.
    • 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.
  • 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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