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How These Youth Climate Activists Are Changing the Future

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  • This video interview highlights four young climate activists as they discuss their involvement with the climate movement.
  • It provides inspiration for other youth to see that individual actions do matter and that individuals can make a difference.

Teaching Tips


  • This video shows students that whatever their talents, they can apply them to something they care about.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with the School Strike for Climate and Greta Thunberg.
  • An advertisement may play at the start of the video.


  • One of the activists describes an interesting analogy between activism movements and ecosystems, which could connect this resource to biology classes in a unique way.
  • Social studies, history, and civics classes could use this resource to compare the climate movement with other social movements in our history.
  • Other resources related to this topic include Have the Talk and The Movement.
Scientist Notes
Climate activism is imperative to provide a sustainable and green future. The resource spotlights various forms of activism such as climate march for equity, school strike, and campaigns. This resource is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.II.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
      • SL.ES.11-12.3 Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
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