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ERIC Number: EJ926982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1933-8341
Teaching about Global Climate Change
Heffron, Susan Gallagher; Valmond, Kharra
Geography Teacher, v8 n2 p91-95 2011
Students are exposed to many different media reports about global climate change. Movies such as "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Ice Age" are examples of instances when movie producers have sought to capture the attention of audiences by augmenting the challenges that climate change poses. Students may receive information from a wide range of media sources since climate change is currently a popular topic. Some of these are sensationalized without documentation or evidence. The media messages are varied and can be confusing to students. The facts and evidence do not have to paint a grim future for students, however, and teachers will play an important role in helping students understand the basic climate and Earth science that informs the study of climate change. A new online professional development resource, "Teaching About Global Climate Change," is now available to help teachers prepare for teaching this material in their classrooms. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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