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Hot Mess

Grades

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Social Studies, Economics, Civics, Geography

Regional Focus

Global

Format

YouTube Video

Rich vs. Poor: Who Should Pay to Fix Climate Change?

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Synopsis
  • This engaging video discusses the argument of who should be paying to fix climate change. 
  • The video clearly outlines the arguments on both sides of the story, leaving it open for discussion between students. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The video uses a variety of music, graphics, and text to increase student engagement and understanding.
  • Discussion and debate among students can easily stem from the neutral evaluation of both sides of the story.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students would benefit from a basic understanding of fossil fuels and climate change.
  • There is an advertisement in the video. Content finishes at 4 minutes, 15 seconds.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
This resource highlights the need to support poor countries to respond to climate change. It provides in detail the importance of taking global climate actions by both rich and poor countries to reduce consequences of climate change at the present and in the future. This resource is suitable and recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Social Sciences
    • Economics: Global Economy (9-12)
      • HS.24 Explain how current globalization trends and policies affect economic growth, labor markets, labor conditions, human rights, the environment, and resource and income distribution in different nations.
    • Geography (K-12)
      • HS.43 Evaluate how economic globalization and the expanding use of scarce resources contribute to conflict and cooperation within and among countries.
    • Social Science Analysis (K-12)
      • 7.30 Construct arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources and diverse media while acknowledging the strengths and limitations of the arguments.
      • 8.34 Analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at local, regional, and global levels over time, identifying its characteristics and causes, and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address the problem.
      • HS.71 Construct arguments using precise claims, integrating and evaluating information provided by multiple sources, diverse media, and formats, while acknowledging counterclaims and evidentiary strengths and weaknesses.
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