Watch Kit

Lesson Summary

This watch kit is a viewing guide for the film and may be used over several class periods to introduce climate change or adapted as part of a larger unit to build greater understanding of the impacts of climate change and the civics, communications and economic issues and solutions that will shape the future health of our planet.

The activities presented below use systems thinking strategies to understand current climate change impacts locally and around the globe. Understanding how you think and what influences your decisions makes us better students, teachers, artists, musicians, athletes and citizens. Our goal is to help students develop critical thinking skills by leveraging the diverse perspectives and fact-based evidence shared in the film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Students will practice systems thinking as they share their own stories, analyze and reflect on biases, and construct new mental models about climate change solutions locally and globally — supported by scientific facts and evidence from climate change effects in their own community and across their country.

We hope to Engage, Educate and Empower a world of “Systems Thinkers,” who understand scientific principles and can discern truth from misinformation, who want to solve the problems of climate change and take advantage of the opportunities the new green economy affords.

Note: The watch kit is available for use by international audiences and may be adapted for non-commercial educational purposes. The watch kit is also available to our international Eco-Schools community. Please contact Eco-SchoolsUSA if assistance is required.

Learning Objectives


  • Define and use scientific terms and climate change related vocabulary to discuss, reflect and write about current events.
  • Identify and describe their current mental models about climate change.
  • Develop their ability to discern scientific fact (truth) from misinformation.
  • Adapt or construct new mental models about climate change based on facts presented in
    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
  • Use An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power as a resource to increase climate change content
  • Use primary and secondary sources to discern fact from misinformation.
  • Improve skills in reading and writing across the content areas, specifically the social studies, sciences and technical subjects.
Time Needed
  • Before Watching Activity – 45-60 minutes
  • Film Length – 100 minutes
  • After Watching Activity – 45-60 minutes
  • With various possible extensions