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Authors

Climate Outreach, Climate Visuals

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Earth and Space Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts

Resource Type

  • Artwork

Regional Focus

Global

Climate Causes

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Synopsis
  • This is a library of images showing examples of the causes of climate change. 
  • Each image has an extensive description and ideas for how best to use the image. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The visuals are high quality and the resource is easy to navigate.
  • The images expose students to parts of the world they might not be familiar with.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Click on an image to read about it and see background information like who took the image and where it is from.

Differentiation

  • Teachers could let students explore the image library and ask them to identify images that resonate most with them.
  • Students could look for themes in the images and categorize them into groups.
  • Students could use these images as inspiration to capture their own pictures about climate change in their community.
  • Also check out the image libraries for climate impacts and climate solutions.

Scientist Notes
There is no misconception in the visuals. Recommended for teaching environmental and climate justice.
Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
      • MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Geography
      • D2.Geo.10.6-8 Analyze the ways in which cultural and environmental characteristics vary among various regions of the world.
  • National Core Arts Standards
    • Visual Arts: Standard 7 - Perceive and analyze artistic work.
      • VA:Re7.1.6a Identify and interpret works of art or design that reveal how people live around the world and what they value
      • VA:Re7.1.Ia Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
      • VA:Re7.2.Ia Analyze how one’s understanding of the world is affected by experiencing visual imagery.
      • VA:Re7.2.3a Determine messages communicated by an image.
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