WGBH, Teachers' Domain
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- This is a Northern Plains description of the effects of climate change. For viewpoints from other geographical locations, see resources in the CLEAN collection (Intuit, Navajo, and others).
- There is not much content in this video so it would have to be used as a "prompt" to get students thinking about observations by Native Americans and why they would be important in understanding climate change.
About the Science
- Native Americans talk about their observations of a changing climate and the impact on the environment and animals.
- This video is not a rigorous scientific piece, but is more about the cultural perspectives and values–the human connection to climate change effects in the northern plains of the US.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Background essay and discussion questions accompany the video. Also links to other resources.
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