This engaging, interactive activity simulates the ever important Paris Agreement. This is a perfect multi-day activity for a science classroom focusing on climate change and global policies.
First, students are asked to read The Paris Agreement text while answering a set of questions to gain a deeper understanding of its goals and layout. Next, students are assigned roles as representatives from various countries. They are to research climate change effects of their country while acting as that representative. The final steps involve a full climate change conference in which student come to a full agreement on various goals and logistics. As an assessment, students are to formally write The Climate Change Agreement based on the verbal agreements from the simulated conference.
Included are The Paris Agreement reading questions, student role sheet, guiding research questions, and brief requirements for the formal written assignment.
NOTE: You will need to download a copy of The Paris Agreement for student copies. It is free to download online.
This proved to be one of my most inspiring and engaging activities with my student all year. I hope that you have the same experience. Enjoy!