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Author

ACE

Grades

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

Subject

Health

Resource Type

  • Videos, 2 minutes, 48 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

Global

Youth Takes: Climate Change and Mental Health

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Synopsis
  • In this short video, several youths discuss their experiences with climate anxiety and give advice to anyone who may feel similarly.
  • The participants highlight the importance of talking about climate anxiety, having a community, taking action, and avoiding burnout.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • Discussing climate anxiety is essential for any students learning about climate change or engaging in activism.
  • Students are provided with constructive and accessible advice for dealing with climate anxiety.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Although the content of the video is likely applicable to many people globally, the youth in the video are all based in the United States.
  • This resource requires access to the Internet.

Differentiation

  • The video mentions burnout, which the teacher can expand on in class, ideally also discussing ways to avoid burnout.
  • Educators can help students address climate anxiety by taking their class outdoors, having students write journal entries, and engaging students in climate or environmental action.
  • Use this video and podcast to learn more about how to cope with climate anxiety.
Scientist Notes
This brief video discusses the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of youth across the country. This video would be a great addition to a classroom discussion about the effects of climate change and how an uncertain future can make the youth of the world feel.
Standards

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

  • 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.
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