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Gen-Z Media, Earth Rangers


9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies

Resource Type

  • Podcast

Regional Focus

Global, North America, Oceania

Like the Sea Levels, We Rise!

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  • This podcast episode features conversations with Varsha Yajman and Brianna Aspinal about ways people are peacefully protesting climate change. 
  • Students will learn, from a teen's perspective, about the many ways their peers are taking action.
Teaching Tips


  • This podcast is engaging and entertaining, and the unique point-of-view will be especially easy for students to connect with. 
  • Students will learn about many facets of climate change activism.

Additional Prerequisites

  • An ad plays during this podcast. 
  • Students should have some prior knowledge about climate change. 


  • Connections can be made in social studies classes when learning about civic engagement and activism, or in language arts classes working on storytelling or persuasive speaking.
  • After listening and discussing, have students research a climate activist or movement that they connect with, then create a one-pager about the work that is being done. 
  • As an extension, have students research the top climate solutions and outline ways of incorporating them into their household, school, and/or community. 
Scientist Notes
In this episode, the host talks about climate action and speaks to two experts. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 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 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.6.9-12 Use disciplinary and interdisciplinary lenses to understand the characteristics and causes of local, regional, and global problems; instances of such problems in multiple contexts; and challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address these problems over time and place.
      • D4.7.9-12 Assess options for individual and collective action to address local, regional, and global problems by engaging in self-reflection, strategy identification, and complex causal reasoning.
  • 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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