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Southern Great Plains and Southwest | Global Weirding
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd6w6mTQGwc

Katharine Hayhoe, Global Weirding Series

This video discusses impacts that the Midwestern US is experiencing due to climate change. It describes how climate change is affecting agriculture, tourism, drought and flood, water cycles and freshwater availability, the spread of invasive species and disease, as well as other topics.

Video Length is 10:19 minutes.

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Middle School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 2 Cross Cutting Concepts, 1 Science and Engineering Practice
High School: 1 Disciplinary Core Idea, 2 Cross Cutting Concepts, 1 Science and Engineering Practice

Climate Literacy
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Humans can take action
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Climate is variable
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Our understanding of climate
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Humans affect climate
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Climate change has consequences
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Energy Literacy

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6.3 Demand for energy is increasing.
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6.6 Behavior and design.
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2.4 Water stores and transfers energy.

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Teaching Tips

  • This is an excellent spring-board video for lessons. An instructor can break this video into specialized data sections to launch a myriad of activities - think of a web diagram with the video in the center.
  • Since there is so much data presented in this video, it would be good to show it full length at first and then repeat it, stopping and restarting it, so the students could take accurate notes. By re-watching, restarting and stopping it will also allow students sufficient time to process the information individually or begin a small group/whole group discussion.

About the Science

  • This video discusses impacts that the Eastern US is experiencing due to climate change. It describes the seasonal shifts that may affect tourism in New England, extreme heat in the Southeast, how rising sea level affects coastal areas, changes in hurricane intensity, the spread of invasive species and disease, as well as other topics.
  • There is a high quantity and quality of data focusing on the effects of climate change in the U.S. Eastern, South Eastern and Coastal regions presented in this mini-lecture style video. A rigorous amount of data is sourced/referenced throughout this video lecture.
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  • Scientific strengths: The location-specific case studies are fast, easy-to-understand, interesting, and backed up by statistics.
  • Concerns: She does quote her own research - but it would be great to have data sources for all the Katharine Hayhoe videos.

About the Pedagogy

  • In a video lecture-type format (with some cartoon animation) data is presented citing the effects of climate change in the US Southern Great Plains and Southwest states and coast lines.
  • This video presents a large amount of statistics/data in a non-intimidating way and would serve as an excellent mini-lecture or as an anticipatory activity in a classroom setting. No prerequisite skills are required.
  • The quality of the data presented is remarkable and definitely allows for a student to research one particular sub-topic (student choice-voice, differentiation, diverse learning styles) as a lesson enhancement, PBL project or interdisciplinary unit since the data presented hits all science fields, mathematics, statistics, geography, economics, urban development as well as many other content fields.
  • This video will engage students, especially living in the US Southern Great Plains and Southwest. No teacher's guide is required.
  • This video would provide a good introduction to the idea of regional affects of climate change. This video is part of a series of three videos focusing on different parts of the country, so teachers could use the video that is relevant to their students. It will help students understand how climate change will impact them directly or could lead to a discussion of what impacts students are seeing.
  • The cartoons and animations provide an engaging visualization of the concepts.
  • From a career and college readiness perspective, the scientist featured in this video is female and could be seen as a role model to underserved populations.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Youtube video format allows for subtitles and Spanish translations.

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