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What's the Worst Impact of Climate Change?

Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
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This lesson teaches how to write a claim-evidence-reasoning paragraph. Students learn about climate change and its impacts on the Earth. Then students choose one impact of climate change and write a paragraph, explaining why they believe it is the worst impact of climate change. 

Step 1 - Inquire: Teacher shares a video summarizing climate change for context.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students take notes while watching four videos of the impacts of climate change. Then the teacher explains how to write the paragraph.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students select one of the impacts of climate change and write their own paragraphs.

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Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

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