This video is about how Greta Thunberg became involved in climate activism and why she cares so much about the climate crisis.
Students will learn about her personal story and why she continues to promote climate awareness and action to stop global warming and climate change.
Greta is passionate about climate action and shares her story in her own words.
She provides a concrete example of a young person making a big impact.
You may have to wait through a commercial to view the video.
Greta says "damn" at 3:13 in the video and later talks about her depression, Asperger's syndrome, and personal changes she made to take action.
This video can provide cross-curricular connections to civics classes when discussing the use of laws and regulations to promote the common good.
Social studies classes can connect this resource to lessons about intergenerational justice, civics, or the unequal effects of climate change on society.
This video addresses the emotional distress that many people feel after learning about climate change and discusses ways that young people can take action. Have students write a reflection after watching the video and choose two climate actions from this table of solutions that they could do immediately to address climate change.
Greta Thunberg shares her climate stories and this is a great inspiration for students and young people to lead the climate movement for change. This resource is recommended.
Science and Engineering
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.