010 - Climate


Debatable Question

‘Climate change will have a negative impact on your life.’ Discuss this statement.

Key Terminology

            • Climate
            • Hazard
            • Climate Change
            • Greenhouse effect
            • Fossil fuel

Define the words above using your own knowledge and the useful links below as we will be using them throughout the lesson.

Useful Links

Activity One - Think/Puzzle/Explore

We are going to explore the image below and try and suggest what it might be saying to us. Answer the following questions:

    1. What do you think you know?
    2. What puzzles you about this topic?
    3. How might we explore those puzzles?
See, Puzzle, Explore

Activity Two - Watch

It is important to know what climate change is before we can discuss whether it is actually an important issue to investigate. To do this you will be watching the short youtube clip about climate change and to help you answer the questions below.

  1. What is climate change?
  2. What are the causes of climate change?
  3. What are the impacts of climate change?
  4. What can be done to reduce the expected impact of climate change?

Activity Three - Part One - Essay Requirements

Your task is to write a 500 word (approximately) essay suggesting what your life may be like by the time you are 65 if climate change continues to occur. This is an in class essay which you will write in 90 minutes. The official essay title can be seen below:

‘Climate change will have a negative impact on your life.’ Discuss this statement.

Structure - suggestions:

Write a five paragraph essay.

  • Paragraph 1 - The introduction - Define climate change, why is it occurring and why is this an important topic to study.
  • Paragraph 2 - How will climate change impact your lives? Do think about the types of food you will and wont be able to buy and health as there could be an increase in diseases such as malaria as there will be more mosquitoes.
  • Paragraph 3 - What activities will you now be able to do or not in Europe or your place of birth.
  • Paragraph 4 - How the increase in natural hazards could effect how we live our lives. Think about the extra planning for disasters you may have to do, or the fact that you may be forced to migrate.
  • Paragraph 5 - Conclusion - Summarise the impact of climate change and make suggestions of what could be done to slow down the rate of climate change.

Activity Two - Part Two - Research - MindMeister

We will be using mindmeister as a way to collate your research on your chosen hurricane. To find out why I have chosen MindMeister as our chosen platform watch the youtube clip below.

      • Use MindMeister to plan your essay.
      • Share the mindmap with me so that I can give you advice on how to improve.
      • Include a bibliography on your MindMeister.
      • You will only be allowed to view the MindMeister to write the essay under timed conditions in class.

If you are struggling to find your way around MindMeister watch the useful tutorial below to get you started. Make notes on the aspects that you think you will use to plan your essay.

How will I be assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Criterion B: Investigating

Criterion C: Communicating

Criterion D: Thinking Critically