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Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Geography

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  • Videos, 5 minutes, 5 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Interactive Media
  • Articles and Websites
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Global, Oceania, Asia

Where Will You Be Able to Live in 20 Years?

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  • This animated video discusses how the rise in extreme weather is impacting coastal areas, with a spotlight on the issues facing Mohammadpur, Bangladesh and other low-lying coastal communities.
  • Students will learn about river delta communities, climate migrations, and how coastal areas are being impacted by global warming and climate change.
Teaching Tips


  • This animated video is engaging and provides images that help viewers understand the concepts that are presented. 
  • This video details the difficulties facing Bangladesh but also draws attention to other locations facing similar issues such as Fiji, Tuvalu, and Alaska. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • It may be helpful for students to know where Bangladesh is located on a map and what the terrain is like. 
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  • Social studies and history classes could do a deeper dive into river deltas and how the fertile land has attracted and benefited communities. 
  • Students could work in groups to discuss justice issues surrounding environmental degradation and climate mobility. 
  • Students could use this library of climate photographs from around the world as part of further investigation into the consequences of climate change on communities around the world. 
  • Other resources on this topic include this video with a related lesson plan that spotlights communities dealing with sea level rise in the Northeast United States and this video and activity featuring a youth who discusses the challenges of living in an area affected by climate disaster. 
Scientist Notes
Recent research shows that climate change will make many areas where people currently live uninhabitable. This resource examines what that could look like for Bangladesh. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • 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.
      • D2.Geo.12.9-12 Evaluate the consequences of human-made and natural catastrophes on global trade, politics, and human migration.
      • D2.Geo.9.9-12 Evaluate the influence of long-term climate variability on human migration and settlement patterns, resource use, and land uses at local-to-global scales.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.2 Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • HS-ESS2-5 Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes.
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
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