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Author

ClimateScience

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Civics, Health

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Video, 5 minutes, 21 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Assessment

Regional Focus

Global

A Fair World?

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Synopsis
  • This course about equality and solving climate change includes sections on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), human health, solving poverty, the power of school, and women and climate change.
  • This course contains text, interactive questions, infographics, links to references, a video, and two sections at the end called "Open Problems" and "Final Quiz."
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This course does a nice job of connecting inequality and climate change, showing that solutions for one can address both.
  • Students can earn a certificate if they complete the course.

Additional Prerequisites

  • This course is part of a series of climate change courses from ClimateScience.   
  • Students will need a computer and Internet connection to use the interactive features and watch the video.

Differentiation

  • Stronger students can spend time reading and exploring any of the links to scientific papers and reports.
  • Students can proceed through this course at their own pace.
  • Cross-curricular connections could be made with economics, geography, and civics classes when discussing the current and predicted effects of climate change on human communities and the benefits associated with addressing humans rights disparities that also address climate change.
  • Other resources related to this topic include this table of solutions, Kaya Identity: Drivers of CO2 Emissions and this video about gender equality and education.
Scientist Notes
The resource underscores the importance of the SDGs and the steps to take strategic action to achieving the SDGs and targets in order to reduce global inequality. Additional links contained in the resource is valid. Thus, this resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading (K-12)
      • R.6-8.12 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
      • R.9-12.12 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
  • Social Studies
    • Civics & Government
      • Civics & Government 1 (D2): Students understand the basic ideals, purposes, principles, structures, and processes of constitutional government in Maine and the United States as well as examples of other forms of government in the world by comparing how laws are made in Maine and at the federal level in the United States.
      • Civics & Government 1 (F2): Students understand the ideals, purposes, principles, structures, and processes of constitutional government in the United States and in the American political system, as well as examples of other forms of government and political systems in the world by explaining how and why democratic institutions and interpretations of democratic ideals and constitutional principles change over time.
    • Personal Finance & Economics
      • Personal Finance (F1): Students understand the principles and processes of personal finance by explaining how scarcity influences choices and relates to the market economy.
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