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How Young Climate Crisis Activists Changed the World

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  • This video highlights the youth climate movement, with details of events in 2019. 
  • Some of the topics discussed include the Zero Hour organization, the Fridays for Future movement, Greta Thunberg, the presidential debates, and updates on the Juliana v. Unites States legal case.

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  • This video provides a recap of recent events and showcases the ability of students to make a difference.
  • This video can light a fire in your students to take direct and meaningful climate action.

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  • There may be a commercial before the video.


Scientist Notes
The resource presents various climate movements by young people geared towards taking climate action and justice. This resource is suitable and recommended for teaching.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking and Listening (K-12)
      • SL.9-12.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
  • Social Studies
    • Civics & Government
      • Civics & Government 2 (D1): Students understand the constitutional and legal rights, the civic duties and responsibilities, and roles of citizens in a constitutional democracy and the role of citizens living under other forms of government in the world by comparing the rights, duties, and responsibilities of United States citizens with those of citizens from other nations.
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