2—What is global warming?
View the Hunger to Harvest slideshow (.ppt 230 kB) and read the text about Climate change. Discuss the effects of global warming on rich and poor nations based on the issues raised in the slideshow and text. What are some of the practical steps that communities are taking to address the problems of climate change?
How might global citizenship help our world?
As a class, draw a table with three columns, with the headings federal government, state government and local government. Under the appropriate heading, list one example of an issue or problem in the community that might need attention.
Have students interview an adult (a teachers’ aid or a parent or carer) to learn about how different levels of government are responsible for different things in Australia, and to record responses in their own words. Students then complete the following activity or use the activity to guide their interviews.
Have students write a brief explanation of the cartoon A Greenhouse Nightmare by Nicholson. To help model their explanation of the cartoon, have them first list the possessions shown in both households, and then discuss the following questions as a class.
- Why is the cartoon called ‘A Greenhouse Nightmare’?
- How does the cartoonist show people living in wealthy, developed countries and those living in poor, developing countries?
- What does the cartoon say about global citizenship? What is the main message?
- How can the decisions of one household or nation have an impact on the lives of people in another nation?