by Agnieszka Biskup
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
Will We ‘Fix’ The Weather? Yes. Should We Fix The Weather? Hmmm
- Robert Krulwich
NPR science correspondent Robert Krulwich discusses the extraordinary, unsettling possibility that humans will soon be able to regulate the earth’s climate at will.Pair “Will We ‘Fix’ the Weather? Yes. Should We Fix the Weather? Hmmm” with “Explainer: Global warming and the greenhouse effect” to provide students with information about how humans might respond to climate change in the future. Ask students to discuss how controlling the climate could combat global warming. How does Robert Krulwich feel about controlling the climate to lessen climate change?
Your food choices affect Earth's climate
- Janet Raloff
In the informational text, “Your food choices affect Earth’s climate,” Janet Raloff discusses the environmental costs of food production.Pair “Explainer: Global warming and the greenhouse effect” with “Your food choices affect Earth’s climate” to provide students with additional information about global warming. Ask students to discuss how human activity is contributing to unnatural warming on Earth. How does food production contribute to global warming? In what other ways can food production negatively impact the environment?
Smog, Smog, Go Away... Don’t Come Back Another Day
- Xyza: News for Kids
In the article from Xyza: News for Kids “Smog, Smog, Go Away... Don’t Come Back Another Day,” the author discusses the high level of smog in Delhi, India.Pair “Explainer: Global warming and the greenhouse effect” with “Smog, Smog, Go Away... Don’t Come Back Another Day” to provide students with information about how humans are changing the planet. How do both texts explore the pollutants that humans are introducing into the atmosphere? How is pollution impacting individuals, like the population in Delhi, as well as the entire planet?