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Climate Change Through Movie Posters

Students analyze film posters from 2004-2022 for messages about how climate change has been represented in cinema, and the impact of film socially and personally.

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Visual Arts, Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Music, Environmental Studies


Middle School, High School

15-30 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, POWERPOINT
Documentary Film, Feature Film, Illustration
Pdf, Pptx
Sox Sperry & Chris Sperry


Picturing the Underground Railroad: Historical Context Through Book Covers

Students analyze three book covers to understand historical context, to reflect on how identity impacts interpretation, and to discuss the role of media makers in crafting historical representations.

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Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, US History, Civics And Government, Sociology, Library/Information Literacy, ELA/English Language Arts


Middle School, High School, College

15-30 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, POWERPOINT
Illustration, Literature, Photograph
Pdf, Pptx
Carmen DiBartolomeo & Chris Sperry


UN Sustainable Development Goals and Graphics

Students analyze icons for messages about graphic design and the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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Health, Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, Environmental Studies, Civics And Government, Global Studies, Library/Information Literacy, ELA/English Language Arts


Upper Elementary, Middle School

30-60 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, POWERPOINT, STUDENT HANDOUT
Illustration
Pdf, Pptx
Sox Sperry


A History of Global Warming in Science, Politics, and the Media

Media literacy and critical thinking unit using diverse media imagery to teach about how global warming has been perceived by people in the U.S. and how the media has constructed that public perception.

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Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies, Economics


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes, Over 60 Minutes

LESSON PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT READING, POWERPOINT
Chart/graph, Editorial Cartoon, Editorial Opinion, Illustration, Informational Text, News - Print, Photograph, Poster
Pdf, Ppt
Chris Sperry, Dan Flerlage, Alexander Papouchis


Poverty: Climate Change & Water Security

Media literacy and critical thinking activity in which students decode web pages for messages about the conditions that make people living in poverty extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

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Health, Visual Arts, Life Sciences, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Economics, Sociology, ELA/English Language Arts


Middle School
Individual, Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT, STUDENT WORKSHEET, POWERPOINT
Editorial Cartoon, Informational Text, Webpage
Pdf, Pptx
Sox Sperry


What's So Funny about Climate Change? Editorial Cartoon Opinions

This is a media literacy and critical thinking activity in which students analyze six editorial cartoons for conflicting perspectives on the direness of the threat of climate change.

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Environmental Studies, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy, ELA/English Language Arts


Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, VIDEO
Editorial Cartoon, Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Brian Goodman & Sox Sperry


Carbon Trading: Arguments for and Against

This is a media literacy and critical thinking activity in which students analyze a webpage from the World Economic Forum and an online comic book for conflicting perspectives on the impacts of carbon trading.

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Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies, Economics, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT
Editorial Cartoon, Webpage
Pdf
Sox Sperry


Our Changing Planet: Climate, SEL, and Media Literacy for Our Youngest Students

Students analyze excerpts from a picture book for messages about the impact of climate change and the actions people can take for the planet - while also reflecting on their emotional responses and the intent of the author/illustrator.

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Student Media Production, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies, Civics And Government, Sociology, Library/Information Literacy, ELA/English Language Arts


Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

30-60 Minutes

STUDENT HANDOUT, POWERPOINT, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Illustration, Informational Text, Literature
Pdf, Pptx
Bridget Crossman


2016 Responding to Climate Change

Media literacy and critical thinking activity decoding Republican and Democratic Party platforms about climate change for message, structure and differentiating fact form opinion.

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Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies, US History And Government, US History, Civics And Government, Sociology, ELA/English Language Arts


High School
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT
Informational Text
Pdf
Sox Sperry & Chris Sperry


Apocalyptic Weather Systems in Movies: Science Fact or Science Fiction

This is a media literacy and critical thinking activity in which students analyze a brief clip from the feature film, "The Day After Tomorrow" and a science blog post for conflicting perspectives on the potential impacts of extreme weather events related to global climate change.

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Film/Video Arts, Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies, Sociology, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT, VIDEO
Feature Film, Webpage, Feature Film
Pdf, Mp4
Sherry Altman And Bonnie Quackenbush


Assessing Carbon Footprints

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson analyzing the carbon footprint implications for various products using short readings and "green" advertisements culminating in student reflection on personal consumer choice as it relates to sustainability.

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Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Economics


High School, College
Whole Class
Over 60 Minutes

LESSON PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT READING, STUDENT HANDOUT, STUDENT WORKSHEET, POWERPOINT, VIDEO
Informational Text, Television Commercial, Webpage, Web Video
Pdf, Ppt, Mp4
Chris Sperry, Dan Flerlage, Alexander Papouchis


Black Lives Matter and Climate Change: What's the Connection?

This is a media literacy and critical thinking activity in which students decode a news article and an opinion piece about the connections between the Black Lives Matter movement and climate change for issues related to social and scientific content and geographical context.

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Health, Journalism, Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies, US History And Government, US History, Civics And Government, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT
Editorial Opinion, News - Print
Pdf
Sox Sperry


COVID-19 & Climate Change: Graphing the Connection

In this media literacy activity students analyze online graphs and text for messages about the connections between the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

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Health, Math, Journalism, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Economics, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Blog Post, Chart/graph, Informational Text, News - Print, Webpage
Pdf
Sox Sperry


Carbon Sequestration: Solutions to Climate Change

In this media literacy activity students analyze videos for messages about the effectiveness of different carbon sequestration solutions in reversing the impacts of greenhouse gas releases on climate change.

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Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

VIDEO, ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE
Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Climate Change, Agriculture & Sustainability

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson reflecting on the impacts of climate change on agriculture and the role of agricultural practices in contributing to climate change.

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Student Media Production, Film/Video Arts, Journalism, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies, Economics, Sociology, ELA/English Language Arts


High School, College
Group - Small (3-5 Members), Whole Class
30-60 Minutes, Over 60 Minutes

STUDENT WORKSHEET, STUDENT READING, TEACHER GUIDE, LESSON PLAN, VIDEO
Documentary Film, Informational Text, Television Program, Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


Climate Change: Do Corporations Have an Obligation to Share Their Research Findings for the Public Good?

This is a media literacy activity in which students analyze two web video clips for conflicting perspectives on Exxon's research into climate change and its responsibility to release its findings to the public.

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Health, Journalism, Consumer Education, Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies, US History And Government, US History, Civics And Government, Economics, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, ACTIVITY PLAN
Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Cindy Kramer & Sox Sperry


Climate Disaster: Young People Act

In this media literacy activity students analyze videos of young climate activists for messages about the forms and effectiveness of climate disaster protest.

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Student Media Production, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Economics, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Speech, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Climate: Climate Change & Biodiversity

Media literacy and critical thinking activity in which students decode webpages for messages about the impact of climate change on ecosystem biodiversity.

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Visual Arts, Life Sciences, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, ELA/English Language Arts


Middle School
Individual, Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT, STUDENT WORKSHEET, POWERPOINT
Illustration, Map, Webpage
Pdf, Pptx
Sox Sperry


Climate: What Can We Change?

In this media literacy activity students analyze children’s videos for messages about the impacts of climate change and what people can do to help.

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Film/Video Arts, Life Sciences, Environmental Studies


Upper Elementary, Middle School
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Animated Film, Television Program, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Community Responses to Climate Disaster Recovery

This is a media literacy and critical thinking activity in which students analyze an opinion piece and the executive summary of a governmental report for conflicting perspectives on effective climate disaster recovery efforts.

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Journalism, Environmental Studies, US History And Government, US History, Civics And Government, Sociology, ELA/English Language Arts


High School, College
Individual, Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

STUDENT HANDOUT, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Editorial Opinion, Informational Text
Pdf
Lucas Burdick