ADDITIONAL LESSON IDEAS
FRONTLINE’S Hot Politics
FRONTLINE’S Hot Politics examines the politics behind the U.S. government’s failure to act on the biggest environmental problem of our time. The teacher’s guide examines the wide range of viewpoints and scientific evidence that surrounds the issue of global warming and climate change.
Energy Companies’ Media Messages
Have students review several energy companies' media messages on global warming, analyze messages these companies are sending to the public, and compare the companies’ messages with their policies and expenditures for investing in renewable resources.
The President’s Energy Policy
Research President-elect Barack Obama’s energy policy for addressing climate change or go to the FRONTLINE Web site at http://www.pbs.org/frontline/heat/etc/presenvironment.html. Have students summarize the basic points of this plan, identify its costs and benefits, and evaluate how well they feel this plan addresses the climate change issue.
PBS NOW with David Brancaccio The Heat over Global Warming Lesson Plan
This lesson is based on the 2007 NOW episode The Heat over Global Warming. Students will explore the causes and impact of global warming and explore perspectives on the global warming debate.