The unfolding climate crisis is unprecedented in importance. The future of life on Earth is in the balance, and many students in Japan are unaware of the severity of the situation they are in. With this in mind, Discuss Earth has developed a 90 minute lesson plan to raise awareness of our current predicament. The lesson is built around the BBC: Climate Change – The Facts video. There is a 4 minute sample of the video on this page.

It is hoped the students will take part in research at the same time to analyse the efficacy of the lesson plan. There are 2 surveys on Google Forms that students will take before and after the lesson. There is also a survey that students will take 1 month after the Climate Crisis lesson. These surveys are intended to highlight any change in level of concern, and anticipated changes in behavior due to the lesson. The surveys are anonymous, and student numbers are only required to help match survey responses. Data will not be used for any other purposes and will not be provided to any third parties.

There are three levels for the lesson. A1/A2, B1/B2 and C1/C2. Teachers can request access to the video, download the worksheets, and also give students the links to the surveys from this page.

Thank you for your interest.

Step 1

Fill out the form below to receive a link to the video.

Step 2

After receiving the link to the video, have your students fill out the questionnaire before watching the video.

Step 3

Download the Student worksheet below. There are three levels.

Step 4

Download the Teacher’s answer sheet below.

Step 5

Have your students fill out the questionnaire after the Climate Crisis lesson by clicking the link below.

Step 6

Have your students fill out this delayed questionnaire 1 month after the Climate Crisis lesson by clicking the link below.

UK’s Met Office Warns Global Temperature Could Soar Beyond 1.5°C Threshold Within Five Years
Scientists Call for ‘Global Agricultural Revolution’ and ‘Planetary Health Diet’ to Save Lives—and Earth
‘Scary’: Warming of Oceans Is Equivalent to 1.5 Atomic Bombs Every Second Over Past 150 Years
Record-High Carbon Emissions Show ‘We Are Speeding Towards the Precipice of Irrevocable Climate Chaos’
‘Crime Against Humanity’ and ‘International Embarrassment’: Trump Refuses to ‘Believe’ Climate Report
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Step 7

Spread the word about this lesson to your friends and colleagues.

Step 8

Inform your students about various activist groups they can join to try and affect government policy.

350 Japan

XR Japan

GCS

 

Fridays For Future