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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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03 March B1 C1 climate change Earth Hour, 24th March

28th March. Earth Hour

Bring the environmental consciousness of #EarthHour into class while listening to spoken word artist Prince Ea with this lesson for young learners, teens and adults B2 and above.

Students will:

  • Discuss the good and less good things humanity has done.
  • Watch a video by a spoken word artist to check predictions.
  • Watch the video again within the excellent resource vizia.co and answer questions to check detailed comprehension
  • Create a survey and ask their classmates
  • Discuss the topic.

Use these interactive slides. It requires internet and a projector:

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