In this video, climate activist Anisa offers tips and advice for engaging in climate conversations with people who deny climate change.
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Anisa discusses how climate activists must be brave to have these conversations, which is an excellent lesson for students.
The lesson provides students with an opportunity to practice talking about climate change.
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This video can be used as part of a unit on communication and storytelling in an English language arts class.
Make sure to approach this topic with sensitivity. Some students may have family members or friends that see climate change as a divisive issue.
Other resources about communicating climate include this article about effective climate communication and this interactive survey.
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 4: Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions
D4.2.6-8 Construct explanations using reasoning, correct sequence, examples, and details with relevant information and data, while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanations.
D4.2.9-12 Construct explanations using sound reasoning, correct sequence (linear or non-linear), examples, and details with significant and pertinent information and data, while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanation given its purpose (e.g., cause and effect, chronological, procedural, technical).