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Combating Global Warming Mind Map

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  • This mind map on combating global warming includes information about the best ways to travel, how to conserve energy in the home, and how to be a catalyst for climate action.
Teaching Tips


  • This colorful mindmap contains text and illustrations.
  • Visual learners will appreciate how the branches of the mindmap show the relationship between the climate topics.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Teachers may want to remind students that individual actions are important, but that climate change must be addressed at a systemic level.
  • The mindmap is available in German, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Italian, Japanese, French, Persian, and Arabic.
  • The mindmap contains a few British spellings and terms. There is an American English version of the map available.


  • Students could choose climate topics (e.g., ocean acidification, air pollution, extreme weather) and make their own mindmaps.
  • Teachers could assign students elements of the mindmap to research and have students make an infographic for their topic. After, the class could make a giant mindmap with the infographics to display on a bulletin board or another prominent place in the school.
  • Other resources on this topic include this text and video on global warming, this table of climate change solutions, and this SubjectToClimate fortune-telling game on climate solutions.
Scientist Notes
This concept map does an excellent job of portraying how complicated combating climate change is. Please note that each individual claim has not been sourced, and while many of the suggestions will reduce your personal carbon footprint, it is important to remember that structural change is the only way to stop carbon emissions.
  • 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.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.7 Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
  • World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages (ACTFL)
    • Connections: Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations.
      • 3.1 Making Connections: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively.
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