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Author

Ecosia

Grades

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

Subjects

Social Studies, Civics

Regional Focus

North America, United States, Europe

Format

YouTube Video

Do Climate Protests Work? Three Examples When They Did.

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Synopsis
  • This video gives three examples of successful climate protests and inspires action.
  • Students will learn about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a lawsuit against Shell Oil Company, and Fridays For Future.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • It is a feel-good video and shows students how their actions can have a positive ripple effect. 
  • It acknowledges Indigenous perspectives and shows a successful example of their organized action against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • There may be a commercial before the video.
  • Students should know what protests are and why people protest. 
  • Students should have a basic understanding of emissions and the greenhouse effect. 

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
The video discusses three key examples of climate action needed to draw down global atmospheric carbon concentrations. These actions are important to protect indigenous communities, the voiceless, and communities worst hit by climate change. This is recommended for teaching.
Standards

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  • Social Studies
    • U.S. History: America in the World - Civics, Government, and Human Rights
      • 6.1.8.CivicsPI.3.c: Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of citizens, political parties, interest groups, and the media in a variety of governmental and nongovernmental contexts.
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