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        A Vanishing Island | Global Oneness Project

        Students watch a 9-minute film, Isle de Jean Charles by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about a tiny island community off the Louisiana coast. The film explores the changes taking place on the island through the lives of two residents whose families are facing a future where rising seas, coastal erosion, and storms are threatening to wash their home away. 

        In this lesson, students discuss the effects of hurricanes and the advantages and disadvantages for living near the coast. Students will participate in classroom discussions and explore the themes of cultural displacement and the effects of environmental change. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

        Visit the full Global Oneness Project Collection of feature films, photo essays and lesson plans, in PBS LearningMedia.

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        In this lesson, students watch a film about a tiny island community off the Louisiana coast and examine how coastal areas are impacted by the effects of climate change.

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