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Rumaitha Al Busaidi


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies

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  • Videos, 5 minutes, 5 seconds, CC, Subtitles

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YouTube Video

Women and Girls, You Are Part of the Climate Solution

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  • This video featuring Rumaitha Al Busaidi is about helping girls and women gain access to education and employment opportunities so they can become better advocates for climate change.
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  • This resource highlights the importance of providing girls and women with better educational and workforce opportunities.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with basic climate change terms such as global warming, greenhouse gases, emissions, etc.


  • Teachers can assign the video to students and ask them to write a reflection summary or create a graphic organizer on their understanding.
  • Students can be paired with a partner and be asked to create a storyboard (drawings) about their understanding of the video with their partner.
  • Students can also watch this similar TED talk by Dr. Katharine Wilkinson.
Scientist Notes
This TED video from Rumaitha Al Basaidi highlights one of the most important, yet least talked about, aspects of the climate crisis: the need to educate and involve women with the solutions. According to the IPCC, women are disproportionately affected by climate change. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Economics
      • D2.Eco.15.9-12 Explain how current globalization trends and policies affect economic growth, labor markets, rights of citizens, the environment, and resource and income distribution in different nations.
    • Dimension 3: Gathering and Evaluating Sources
      • D3.1.9-12 Gather relevant information from multiple sources representing a wide range of views while using the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources to guide the selection.
    • 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.
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