Students watch a video in which North Dakota American Indian tribal members talk about climate change, and then list the concerns the American Indians have about how climate change will impact their lives.
This lesson is part of "Great States | North Dakota | Unit 8: Modern North Dakota" where students will learn about the concerns and challenges that the people of North Dakota face today.
4.5.4: Explain how the physical environment (e.g., rainfall, climate, natural hazards) affects human activity in North Dakota.
- Video: North Dakota Tribal Members Talk About Climate Change
- An interactive whiteboard, projector, or other type of screen to project the video to the class
- Blackboard or chalkboard
- Tell students they will be watching a video in which American Indians of North Dakota gather to discuss their concerns about climate change and how it is impacting their lives. They describe the effects on local ecosystems and habitats as well as what their communities are doing to combat the issue.
- Instruct students to pay attention to why climate change is of concern to the American Indians living in North Dakota.
- Play the video, North Dakota Tribal Members Talk About Climate Change [2:52].
- Ask students to create a list of reasons why the tribal members in North Dakota are particularly concerned about climate change. Write their answers on the board.
- No fall or spring [0:27]
- Worry that animals cannot adapt to the changes climate [0:41]
- Human stress [1:20]
- Loss of respect for earth & all things [1:35]
- Not listening to climate change science and knowledge [2:21]