At-Risk Communities

This At-Risk Communities lesson plan also includes:

"Waiting to Move," a photo essay by Ciril Jazbec, brings into sharp focus the threats posed by climate change. Class members examine images of Shishmaref Island and the Native Alaskan Inupiate coastal villages that are impacted by rising sea levels and changing weather patterns.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups read and discuss the linked articles that provide some of the information presented in the background section of the resource and ask them to share their summaries with the whole class
Classroom Considerations

  • A link to the photo essay is provided in the Included Materials section of this review

  • The six-page packet includes background information on Shishmaref Island and the Inupiat people
  • The resource also includes discussion questions and writing prompts

  • None
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