Climate Change

December 5, 2015

Through readings, video and discussion, students learn about the Paris climate conference, underlying issues, and popular efforts to address climate change.  

November 28, 2015

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.   

October 22, 2015

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.   

September 7, 2015

In this brief activity, students consider how the storm, and the rebuilding of New Orleans, affected people differently, depending on their income and race.   

April 20, 2015

In two readings and discussion, students think critically about the connection between cars and climate change, and compare U.S. transportation systems with those of Europe, where people rely less on cars.  

April 16, 2015

Quick quizzes and facts about water use, climate change, and controversy surrounding California's record drought.  

April 10, 2015

Students analyze and discuss photos to learn about the impact of climate change, resilience, and the climate justice movement.   

April 4, 2015

Students consider three numbers: the Obama administration's newly announced target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions; the target scientists advise; and the zero target called for by many conservatives.   

March 22, 2015

Students learn about the cyclone that devastated the Pacific nation of Vanuatu on March 14, 2015, and how it relates to climate change, then send a message to Vanuatu's UN representative.  

February 28, 2015

This 10-15-minute activity touches on key arguments for and against the XL Pipeline proposal President Obama just vetoed.