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ACE

Grades

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

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Civics, Health

Resource Types

  • Videos, 2 minutes, 49 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Activity - Classroom
  • Lesson Plans
  • Worksheets

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Midwest, Illinois

Format

PDF

Youth Climate Story: Climate Justice and Air Pollution in Illinois

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Synopsis
  • In this video, Tonyisha explains how marginalized communities in Chicago are being impacted by climate change and what young people can do to take action. 
  • The resource includes two lesson plans about environmental justice, a student worksheet, and a voting activity.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This video provides a personal narrative from a young person in an at-risk community.
  • There are many ways to expand on this topic using the linked lesson plans and activity.

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  • The video is available without an account but teachers must create a free account to access the lesson plans and additional materials.

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Scientist Notes

Critical insight is provided to enable students to become more conscious in taking climate action. The video demonstrated the need to advocate for climate and environmental justice and vote for politicians who have great interest in tackling climate change. In the video, please note this oversight or error "industries harming soil pollution". Besides that, the resource is suitable and recommended for teaching.

Standards

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

  • Mathematics
    • Statistics & Probability (6-8)
      • 6.SP.B.4 Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
  • Social Studies
    • Active Citizenship in the 21st Century - Civics, Government, and Human Rights
      • 6.3.8.CivicsPD.3: Construct a claim as to why it is important for democracy that individuals are informed by facts, aware of diverse viewpoints, and willing to take action on public issues.
  • Science
    • LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
      • MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.II.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
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