In the video, a youth climate activist and sixth-generation farmer from Kennesaw, Georgia discusses the effects of climate change on his family's farm.
This resource also includes a lesson plan, student worksheet, and a link to an interactive report about the effects of climate change on agriculture in the United States.
A variety of interactive maps in the linked report make the digital text engaging for students.
Students will be looking at their specific location on the maps to see what the climate conditions in their area may be like in the future.
The video is available to view without an account but teachers must create a free account to access the lesson plan materials.
The lesson plan and worksheet can be downloaded as a PDF for use offline or to print.
Science classes could make a Venn diagram to show the many impacts of climate change on a farm.
Social studies classes could incorporate this video when discussing food insecurity, water insecurity, and meeting the basic needs of citizens in society.
English language arts classes, clubs, or life skills classes could watch this video and then ask students to brainstorm a climate change problem that impacts them on a personal level. Students could come up with a plan (individually or in small groups) for how to advocate for climate action in the school or in the greater community.
This resource is recommended for teaching agro-climatology, climate advocacy, and environmental justice.
English Language Arts
Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
9-10.RST.7 Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form and translate information expressed visually or mathematically into words.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
HS.ESS3.1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
HS.ESS3.5 Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth’s systems.
HS.ESS3.6 Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity (i.e., climate change).