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09 September Activism adults Climate Change climate change Climate strike media and communication People Solutions

September 20th Climate Action. A Multimedia Website.

On September 20th climate strikes take place across the world. Why not address the issue in your class? Find out more in this lesson for B2 and above. Learners will:

  • look at how multimedia elements (film, image, text, and sound) combine to create a strong message.
  • investigate how a website for an environmental action group uses multimedia to create a strong message
  • discuss a cause they think is important and make a website idea on paper to promote it.

Learn more about the background to this lesson by watching the video on how to use it on my teacher development website.

The worksheet required is here for printing out and the slides are below:

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Activism C1 Climate Change climate change Solutions

Climate Strikes

With the Extinction Rebellion strikes and School strike 4 climate in the headlines, why not use this lesson in class? Find out why Greta Thunberg, a Swedish girl who has mobilised thousands of young people to demand action on climate change decided to go on strike. This lesson will particularly appeal to teens but can be used with higher level adults and younger learners too.

Students will:

  • Watch a presentation to pick out the main message
  • Listen for detail to find specific information
  • Reflect on the message in a class discussion
  • Plan and deliver their own speech to the class

Slides containing teachers notes are here:

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What is the Paris Agreement? Turning Aspirations into Actions

What do you know about Paris? And what do you and your students know about the Paris agreement? Find out with this fun lesson, in which students B1 upwards will:

  • Compare what they know on these topics
  • Watch a video to find out about the Paris agreement
  • improve their ‘multimedia literacy’ focusing on combinations of image, video, voice, music and text
  • Discuss what can be done to stop climate change
  • Make a presentation on ‘turning aspiration into action’

Click below for the lesson. The teacher’s notes are included!