This activity uses a circle to help students process the many disasters that have struck people around the world in the summer and fall of 2017. It includes a more extended process about the post–Hurricane crisis in Puerto Rico.
After an initial gathering, students read about and discuss the human and natural context for Harvey’s devastation. An extension activity has students research local climate change threats and consider how to address them.
When President Trump announced that the U.S. would be pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, governors and mayors across the country announced that they were still on board and would continue their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and . In this activity, students read about and...
Donald Trump has said that climate change is a "hoax." His appointee for Secretary of State is a former Exxon Mobil executive who now says he believes climate change is a serious threat. In two readings and in discussion, students explore what the Trump administration might mean for climate change...
What is fracking and what is its impact? Students explore the issue and the political landscape around it, including efforts by activists to ban the practice.
In the closing days of 2015, some of the highest flood waters ever recorded hit the Mississippi River valley. This activity encourages students to empathize with flood victims, and to consider how we as individuals and as a community can best respond to floods and other climate change-related...
Students learn about the historic global climate agreement reached in Paris on December 12, 2015, and consider different reactions to it.
Through readings, video and discussion, students learn about the Paris climate conference, underlying issues, and popular efforts to address climate change.
Students learn about and discuss what is at stake at the Paris Climate Summit and consider the growing international movement for action on climate change.
Students learn about the growing movement by climate change activists to get universities and other institutions to divest from fossil fuels and explore the connection between this movement and the successful divestment campaign against apartheid South Africa.