How Might Global Warming Affect Your Community?

What effects will global warming have on your community? This last installment of a six-part series focuses on the effects that global warming may have on a community. Brainstorming and discussion allow groups to independently develop ideas about the possible effects of global warming, and the included reading passage can be used to develop these ideas further.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Find an Internet source that shows projected climates based on computer models
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson assumes some prior knowledge, such as the North Atlantic Deep Water
Pros

  • The treatment of contradictory effects (warming effects vs. cooling effects) is respectful
  • Learners must use higher-order thinking skills to design a project
Cons

  • Directions reference an EarthComm website and notebook, but no link is given
  • Document permissions do not allow for printing
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