This video outlines five ways to cope with the anxiety around climate change.
Students learn how to filter climate change information, process their feelings, and make changes in large or small ways.
Engaging visuals accompany this video.
It could be used to encourage students to talk about their anxieties about climate change.
This video features Mitch Prinstein, the Chief Science Officer of the American Psychological Association.
Students should be familiar with the effects of climate change.
Students could work in groups to identify common fears about climate change and brainstorm ways to support each other.
Teachers could use this video to help students unpack their feelings about climate change and encourage them to write in a journal about it, create an art piece about it, or create a song or dance to express their feelings about it.
Misinformation about climate change is happening. The resource explains the need to acquire climate information only from credible sources and organizations to reduce panic and anxiety about the impact. This is recommended for teaching.
Civics & Government
Civics & Government 1 (D1): 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 evaluating and comparing the relationship of citizens with government in the United States and other regions of the world.