Climate Change

April 3, 2016

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.  

January 9, 2016

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...

December 13, 2015

Students learn about the historic global climate agreement reached in Paris on December 12, 2015, and consider different reactions to it.  

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.