In this exciting activity, students research other monologues, write a script, and then perform their monologue about a climate change topic.
This resource promotes various skills such as communication, creativity, confidence, self-expression, writing, and acting.
Students have been provided with a definition of the term "monologue" and a link to various climate monologues for inspiration.
Students should be taught to speak confidently and audibly when presenting their monologue, so a vocal warm-up exercise might help them prepare.
Teachers can print the student handout or share it with students digitally.
Teachers could help students in writing the script by setting guidelines for the topics, storylines, or length.
Advanced students could be tasked to write a monologue about a specific climate change issue, such as climate anxiety, climate migration, national security concerns, sea level rise, or species extinctions.
Before students present their monologue, teachers could help students practice speaking in various pitches, tones, and volumes to display different moods and feelings.
Support students that may want to share their own personal climate change story by making sure that all students in the class treat each other with respect.