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Activity A: Video Stories

(c.30 minutes)

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This activity takes place six times across the three days of the summit.

Students are invited to watch a short video and to make written notes on their thoughts and responses. These notes will form the basis of a discussion in the second half of each 'Video Stories' session.

The objective of this activity is to give students the opportunity to express their thoughts, to identify shared concerns or ideas, and to produce a list which represents the group's reaction to the video.

The videos in this series of activities can be found in our Wakelet collections (Appendix A).

The videos in this series are:

  1. Awakening (4:45) *
  2. "I'm scared for my future": Climate Change in the Arctic Circle (4:30)
  3. Cities that are Saving the Planet (4:20)
  4. How do we save small islands from climate change? (3:50)
  5. Why the Global South is FIGHTING for Climate Justice (3:10)
  6. Climate Voices from COP15 (5:30)
     
  7. [optional] 1 5 MAX: Different Hats - Video Story (1:54) (additonal video, online-only)
     

    * The first video, 'Awakening' acts as an introduction to the series. There is no activity associated with this video - students watch it before beginning of 'Activity B: Keynote Speakers & Introduction to 1.5 MAX'

The videos are informative and create a context for reflection and discussion of some of the issues covered during 1.5 MAX. Any questions or points raised during the discussion may form the basis for further research during the event.

You will need

  • slips of paper or card. 3x per student.
  • 1x pencil/pen per student
  • Device for playing the video

Instructions

  1. Introduce the video
  2. Explain to the students that they have three slips of paper/card on which to write down three words or short phrases describing their thoughts or reactions to the video. Let them know that these will be shared with the group after the video but will remain anonymous.
  3. Play the video.
  4. After the video collect in the notes.
  5. Explain that as the teacher reads out the notes students might like to think about whether their responses can be organised into themes.
  6. Read out the notes in a random order, prompting discussion about the video, the student's responses, and if the responses fit into any possible themes.
  7. Towards the end of the session the teacher and students will attempt to summarise the key points of the discussion into a short list of bullet points.
  8. Share the list with other participants via Wakelet.

Watch The Videos Here

  1. Awakening (4:45)
  2. "I'm scared for my future": Climate Change in the Arctic Circle (4:30)
  3. Cities that are Saving the Planet (4:20)
  4. How do we save small islands from climate change? (3:50)
  5. Why the Global South is FIGHTING for Climate Justice (3:10)
  6. Climate Voices from COP15 (5:30)