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COVID-19 and Climate Change: Graphing the Connection

As educators continue to adapt to virtual classrooms, topical and tech-friendly lesson plans are especially important. High school health, science, and social studies educators may enjoy this lesson plan, "COVID-19 and Climate Change: Graphing the Connection," for those very reasons. As the name suggests, the plan draws connections between the current realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the "future impacts" of climate change on our environment. The lesson uses materials from four news sources: Weather Underground, The New York Times, InsideClimate News, and Bloomberg News. These media sources are a launching point for analysis and discussion of the relationship between health crises and climate change, as well as the media's role in portraying this relationship. Both materials needed for the hour-long activity (an Activity Plan and Student Handout) are freely available to download at the link above with the creation of a free account. Also included in the lesson plan is a one-page handout, "Tips for Online Learning Using Project Look Sharp's Free Lessons and Materials" that offers guidance for virtual learning (applicable to this lesson and beyond), as well as a guide on "How to Use These Materials." Designed by Sox Sperry for Project Look Sharp (a project of Ithaca College), this lesson plan is an extension of the organization's mission to expand civic engagement and media literacy.
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Date of Scout Publication
May 8th, 2020
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April 27th, 2020 at 5:28pm
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April 28th, 2020 at 8:27am
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