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Global Climate Change -

should we worry?

Your group will discover what one expert (person, organization, or institution) believes about global climate change by completing each step below.

1.  First, establish which of the following roles each person in your group will complete.

Role #1 (Global Climate Change): 

      Answer these questions:  Is global climate change happening? and Whats the cause?

      You are responsible for creating the PowerPoint slides that correspond to these questions.

      Fill out the www. source evaluation form on your expert.

      Prepare to answer any questions or criticism about the questions that you addressed.

Role #2 (Evidence): 

      Answer this question:  Whats the evidence?

      You are responsible for creating the PowerPoint slides that correspond to this question.

      Fill out the www. source evaluation form on your expert.

      Prepare to answer any questions or criticism about the question that you addressed.

Role #3 (The Future): 

       Answer this question: According to your expert, what will the next 10 50 years look like?

      You are responsible for creating the PowerPoint slides that correspond to this question.

      Fill out the www. source evaluation form on your expert.

      Prepare to answer any questions or criticism about the question that you addressed.

Group responsibilities: 

      After all group members have completed a www. source evaluation form, come to a consensus about the reliability of your expert.

      Place your group on the Global Climate Change Extremes Continuum.

      Practice presenting your PowerPoint presentation.

      Prepare to address any questions or criticism of your expert for the discussion after your presentation.

2.  Use the expert's scientific evidence from the website link provided on the task page to create a brief, illustrative PowerPoint presentation.  Make sure that as a group you have addressed each of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

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       Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking  
3.  Use a formal www. source evaluation process to check the reliability of your expert. For even more information about your expert, try the following steps:

4.   As each group presents their findings, you will take notes using a note-taking chart.

 

5.   At the end of each group presentation, presenters will address any questions and concerns that other groups may have.

 

6.   After the questions and comments, the class will come to a consensus as to where each expert should be placed on the continuum and on the scatter-plot that measures the reliability of the expert.

 

7.   Review all of the findings including the results of the continuum and scatter-plot charts, and reconsider where you stand and what you believe about global climate change.  Use the directions on the Introduction page to access the discussion board and post replies to the questions on your high school board.

 

8.  Visit the Active Citizenship page, select a role to participate in, and provide documentation of your role.