Climate Change

February 4, 2018
To The Teacher: At the beginning of 2018, much of the country experienced cold weather, with​ some areas experiencing record-breaking low temperatures. The frigid weather led some people to ask…
December 3, 2017
Gathering    Ask students: What do you think it means to be a refugee?  What kinds of events cause people to search for safety far from home? Can you think of any examples?          Reading 1…
December 3, 2017
Gathering In pairs, ask students to share something that makes them feel "at home."  Ask a few volunteers to share with the full group.   Check Agenda and Objectives Explain that in today’s…
October 16, 2017
  Quiz   1.  Which of the following is true? a) Citizens of Puerto Rico are citizens of the United States b) Citizens of Puerto Rico have no vote in the U.S. Congress c) Citizens of Puerto Rico…
October 12, 2017
Gathering   Show the following tweet by printing it out or projecting it on the screen for all to see. Ask students: Have you seen this tweet?  Do you know what it’s about? What can you…
September 30, 2017
To the Teacher:   This activity uses a circle process 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…
September 4, 2017
  To the Teacher The three most devastating storms to hit the United States have all occurred within the past 12 years: Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, Sandy in New York and New Jersey in 2012,…
August 3, 2017
To the Teacher For years, cities and states have set aggressive goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, providing leadership that has often been missing from Washington. Following President…
January 16, 2017
  To the Teacher: There is a strong scientific consensus that human activity is causing climate change, and that this will have a major impact on our society in the 21st century. Moreover,…
April 3, 2016
To the teacher: Over the past fifteen years the unconventional natural gas extraction technique known as "horizontal hydraulic fracturing," or fracking, has led to a new boom in natural gas in the…