This resource aims to show students how the use of emotion and personal stories can help lawmakers shape policy. The example speeches are well-crafted, and the facts in them are accurate. The sources for this activity have abundant information on the importance of local action and influencing policymakers. One caveat is that not all of the information in the UNICEF Our Changing Climate handbook is totally accurate, as it is written for young children, so scientifically there are a couple of errors where they have simplified the information. However, overall it is a good resource. This activity is recommended for teaching.
English Language Arts
Speaking and Listening (K-12)
SL.5.4 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts, audiences, and communicative tasks.