Consequences of Arctic Climate Change

Lesson Plan Overview

In this activity, students will be able to identify and explain at least three lines of evidence that suggest the Arctic climate is changing, identify and discuss at least three social, three economic and three environmental consequences expected as a result of Arctic climate change, identify at least three climate-related issues of concern to Arctic indigenous peoples, and identify at least three ways in which Arctic climate change is likely to affect the rest of the Earth’s ecosystems.

Source: NOAA
Grades: 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#3: The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.

OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

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