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Title: Lesson Plan: Global Warming

URL: http://www.pbs.org/now/classroom/globalwarming.html

Abstract: This lesson is designed for social studies, debate, language arts, government/citizenship, and current events classes, grades 9-12. By the end of this lesson, students will: 1. Form definitions of the greenhouse effect based on prior knowledge, class discussion, and viewing diagrams. 2. Participate in group brainstorming sessions and class discussions related to the impact of the greenhouse effect and global warming. 3. Analyze global warming diagrams and resources to obtain a clear understanding of this scientific process. 4. Hypothesize about the effects of global warming on the climate and the world's populations. 5. Conduct research using a variety of primary sources to explore perspectives in the global warming debate. 6. Complete a Venn Diagram that compares various points of view on global warming issues. 7. Take a position on global warming and support this viewpoint with reasons, facts, and examples gathered during lesson activities 8. Create a project that supports their point of view about global warming issues.

Source: PBS Now

Resource Type: Classroom Lessons

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