The Cloud Factory

Authored by Roots of Success

31 minutes
Includes a video, slides, and discussion questions.
Primary subjects: 
Civics and Government, Environmental Education, Social Studies
Grade: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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About

To help students understand the issue of climate injustice using the story of a young woman who grew up in Chicago’s “Little Village” and, after experiencing her sisters’ struggle with asthma, mobilized youth in her community to educate community members to take action to demand the closure of the ‘Cloud Factory’.

Key objectives for students
The student is able to share how global warming affects their life and future
The student is able to demonstrate how global warming affects their community
The student can communicate commonly understood causes of global warming
The student is able to communicate how the media plays a role in the public's understanding about the causes of global warming
The student has a basic level of media literacy
The student can identify strategies their schools or community can make to reduce global warming
The student can identify strategies their city can make to reduce global warming
Secondary subjects
Economics, English, Health and Nutrition, History, Reading or Language Arts, Science, Technology
Topics
Environmental Science, public health, Land Use Planning, social justice, Environmental justice, pollution, Civic Action, Community Organizing
Skills
Creative problem solving, Critical Thinking, Systems thinking
Values
Empathy, Optimism, Resilience
Methods
Multi-Disciplinary, Real-World Application
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