This learning block represents one week’s work. Aim to watch at least one video and choose at least one activity or project to complete.
There are two videos to choose from about Greta Thunburg. The first one is better for younger kids, the second one will appeal to older kids. Feel free to watch one, or both!
Youth climate strike
Now choose an Activity
CREATE a PROTEST POSTER
When youth gathered for the Climate Strike many of them carried posters sharing their concerns with the world. Learn how to create a poster to share your ideas with your community!
You will need:
- 1 piece of posterboard OR 4 pieces of thick paper + tape
- A Couple of pieces of scratch paper
- Pencil – Markers or Paint
Add a photo of your poster to your portfolio!
If you need extra inspiration watch the “Youth Climate Strike” video.
EXPLORE YOUTH CLIMATE STORIES
Greta Thunberg is just one of many youth activists in the world. With a grown-up’s permission, explore the map on the Our Climate, Our Future: Climate Stories website.
Click on locations across the United States to watch videos and learn about the experiences of youth and climate change.
Make a list of five climate change issues the youth are facing and add two that you think youth in your community are facing.
BE an Activist like Greta
Take a few minutes and watch these videos of youth describing how to use your voice to help solve problems and make change. These youth are activists like Greta Thunberg.
As you watch the videos, think about a time you wanted to make a change or a time you noticed a problem in your community. Maybe you school doesn’t have recycle bins or you are worried that neighbors may not have enough to eat?
Now take out a notebook, pencils, and maybe some colored pencils or markers and make a plan to take action and make positive change.
- First use one sheet of paper to brainstorm about problems you would like to solve. Now pick one of your ideas that you are most excited or passionate about.
- Take out a second sheet of paper. Divide your paper into three columns.
- Label the first column “Problem” and write or draw the problem you want to solve. For example, Greta is trying to solve “Climate Change”.
- Label the second column “Parts of the Problem” and write or draw three smaller parts of the problem. For example, Greta decided that one problem with Climate Change is that adults aren’t taking action.
- Label the third column “Solutions” and write or draw three ways you can solve the problem. For example, Greta decided that protesting outside of the government building would get adults to see her and hear her.
Take a photo of your action plan and add it to your portfolio.
Books About Greta Thunberg
Click on a book to buy it from Amazon. Or, you can ask for them at your local library.