Media Constructions of Global Warming
High School through College - this kit teaches core knowledge about the science of climate change, explores conflicting views, and integrates critical thinking skills. Students will apply knowledge of climate change to a rigorous analysis of media messages through asking and answering questions about accuracy, currency, credibility, sourcing, and bias. Lessons address basic climate science, the causes of climate change, scientific debate and disinformation, the consequences of global warming, the precautionary principle, carbon footprints, moral choices, and the history of global warming in media, science, and politics.
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Framing the Debate
Global Warming: Fact or Myth?
Global Warming: Fact or Myth? Lesson Plan
Global Warming: Fact or Myth? Teacher Guide
Global Warming: Fact or Myth? Student Reading
Global Warming: Fact or Myth? Student Worksheet
Global Warming: Fact or Myth? PowerPoint
The Truth About Global Warming Video Clip
Climate Catastrophe Cancelled Video Clip
Discourse or Disinformation?
What Is Causing Global Warming?
The Consequences of Global Warming
The Precautionary Principle
Assessing Carbon Footprints
Assessing Carbon Footprints Lesson Plan
Assessing Carbon Footprints Teacher Guide
Assessing Carbon Footprints Student Reading
Assessing Carbon Footprints Student Handout
Assessing Carbon Footprints Student Worksheet
Assessing Carbon Footprints PowerPoint
Carbon Footprints Video Clip
Toyota Prius/Harmony Video Clip
McDonalds Video Clip
Coco Eco Video Clip
Jonas Brothers Video Clip
Buy Nothing Day Video Clip
A History of Global Warming in Science, Politics, and the Media