Lesson Plan

The Big Climate Change Experiment Lesson 1: Pre-Exploration

Most have heard of climate change, but what does it really mean? Scholars first answer a set of pre-assessment questions about climate change to help instructors gauge how much they know. They listen to a video lecture, watch a news clip, and consider some cartoons on climate change before reflecting on what they gleaned from the sources.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Challenge learners to find other references to climate change in newspapers, magazines, or websites to share with the class
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the first of five lessons in Unit 1: The Big Climate Change Experiment
  • Pupils should have experience with political cartoons
Pros
  • Provides printable worksheets
  • Includes background information for teachers
Cons
  • Some links in the unit are outdated or broken
NGSS