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Youth Climate Story: Climate Denial in Florida

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  • In this video, climate activist Anisa of Tampa offers tips and advice for engaging in climate conversations with people who deny climate change. 
  • A lesson plan and student worksheet are included to accompany this video, once you sign in.
Teaching Tips


  • Anisa discusses how climate activists must be brave to have these conversations, which is an excellent lesson for students.
  • The lesson provides students with an opportunity to practice talking about climate change.

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  • The video is available without an account but teachers must sign in to access the other materials.


  • This video can be used as part of a unit on communication and storytelling in an English language arts class.
  • Make sure to approach this topic with sensitivity. Some students may have family members or friends that see climate change as a divisive issue.
  • Other resources about communicating climate include this article about effective climate communication and this interactive survey.
Scientist Notes

This resource is recommended for teaching.

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 6.ESS3.5 Ask clarifying questions based on evidence about the factors that have caused climate change over the past century.
  • Social Sciences
    • Social Science Analysis (K-12)
      • 8.36 Construct explanations using reasoning, correct sequence, examples, and details with relevant information and data while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanations.
      • HS.72 Construct explanations using sound reasoning, correct sequence (linear or nonlinear), examples, and details with significant and pertinent information and data, while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanations given its purpose (such as validity, value and limitation, cause and effect, chronological, procedural, technical).
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