Global Warming – A Call to Action


Over the past few decades earth’s climate has been warming faster than any time in the history of mankind. This is cause for great concern among many people. What can be done to help slow the pace of Global Warming and its impact on Climate Change? Complete this  quiz to show what you already know about Climate Change.


You are members of a scientific team from MS46 whose job is to study the problem of Global Warming and its impact on Climate Change. You are to present your best possible solution in the form of a friendly letter, comic, or pamphlet.


1.Define the Problem: Now that you have completed the quiz, let’s get started! Click on this video to start learning all about climate change. After you watch the video, complete this worksheet to define the problem.

    2. Gather the Evidence: Watch the video again to gather some evidence. As you watch, pause and take notes on this worksheet.

3.Identify the Causes: Next you will watch a different video to identify some causes of climate change. Complete this worksheet to identify the causes.

4. Evaluate Existing Policy: Examine “Politicians Debating Global Warming,” by Spanish street artist, Isaac Cordal. What is Cordal trying to express through his piece? Discuss with your group, then click on the article and worksheet below to evaluate existing government policies’ on Global Warming.


Read the article here: Complete the  worksheet here.

5. Develop Solutions: As you can see, while our politicians debate climate change, our planet continues to get warmer, ocean levels rise, and our homes are destroyed. Alone, or with a partner, come up with three possible solutions to reverse or slow climate change. Identify them on this worksheet.


6.Select the Best Solution: Now that we’ve got some ideas, it’s time to take action. Read about how to select the best public policy solution here: Then click on and complete the MSWORD worksheet at the bottom of the webpage to select the best solution.


7. Presentation/ Conclusion: Congratulations! Now that you have learned all about global warming, evaluated existing policies, and selected a feasible and effective solution, choose one of the following formats to publish your findings:


A.     Write a one-page letter to the president telling him about the problem and what you think we should do about it. Obtain supplies from Ms. Lee


B.     Draw and write a one-page comic illustrating the problem and your proposed solution. Obtain supplies from Ms. Lee.


C.     Draw and write a 3-panel pamphlet illustrating the problem and your proposed solution. Obtain supplies from Ms. Lee.



So how will you be graded? Each option has its’ own rubric. Once you have made your decision about which option to complete, choose a rubric from below:

·         Comic Rubric

·         Brochure Rubric 1

·         Brochure Rubric 2

·         Brochure Rubric 3

·        PowerPoint Rubric

·        Friendly Letter Rubric




Congratulations on completing your WebQuest! Here are just a few of the Common Core Standards that you have met:

·        Common Core Anchor Standard (RI.2): Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

·        Common Core Standard (RI.3): Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas or concepts in a historical, scientific or technical text based on specific information in the text.

·        Common Core Standard (RI.6): Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.

·        Common Core Anchor Standard (W.1): Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

·        Common Core Anchor Standard (W.2): Write informative texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization and analysis of content

·        Common Core Anchor Standard (W.7): Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

·        Common Core Anchor Standard (W.8): Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.




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