Lesson Plan May 2, 2016

Human Adapters to Climate Change



Modes of adaptation

List three different, specific ways in which people who live in communities affected by climate change are adapting to climate change and/or attempting to slow its effects on their areas.

Compare and contrast

Choose two of these texts and compare and contrast them. How does each address the topic at hand, “human adapters to climate change?” Do you find one to be more effective than the other in a) capturing your interest and b) delivering information? If so, why?


  1. Choose one of the communities you read about, either in Kiribati, Bangladesh, India, Seattle, Tibet or Cambodia, and brainstorm possible solutions from a global perspective to the problems your chosen community faces. What can the world do about the issue of climate change for this community?
  2. Brainstorm possible solutions from a local perspective. What can local citizens do about the issue of climate change for this community?

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