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Naturally, We Have a Problem

Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Civic Life (C3) Framework for State Social Studies Standards, Common Core State Standards


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In this lesson, students analyze videos about students challenging the government to protect natural resources, research why natural resources are a source of conflict, and create a video summarizing their findings.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students analyze two videos portraying young people who are suing the government for its lack of climate action.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students research a natural resource to determine why it’s a source of conflict and how the United States has addressed the conflict in comparison to other countries’ responses.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students create a video explaining why a natural resource continues to be a source of conflict and how the United States is handling this conflict.

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Naturally, We Have a Problem - SubjectToClimate - SML.pdf

Lesson Plan
February 28, 2023
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Evaluate citizens’ and institutions’ effectiveness in addressing social and political problems at the local, state, tribal, national, and/or international level.
Evaluate how economic globalization and the expanding use of scarce resources contribute to conflict and cooperation within and among countries.
Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.


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