A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.
Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant – as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. As the film’s education partner, National Wildlife Federation has teamed up with Participant Media and Paramount Pictures to provide educational resources to help students understand climate change while inspiring them to find ways to bring our nation across the finish line to a viable clean energy economy.
The following is the first of many lessons and resources planned for teachers, students and parents. We encourage you to use each of the three guides: Watch Kit, Truth in 10 Writers Guide and Teach, Learn, Act for a complete learning experience. Together they complement the film and deepen understanding of how climate change is altering our planet, how the need for civil discourse and civic participation is critical and how innovative technologies and solutions can lead all of us to a more sustainable future.
Students will distinguish between facts and opinions, determine credible sources and practice systems thinking.
Truth in 10 – Writer’s Guide
Students build knowledge and communicate understanding of science and the issues in creative ways.
Teach Learn Act
Our goal is to help students develop critical thinking skills by leveraging the diverse perspectives and fact-based evidence shared in the film. Students will use climate system models and role-play policy decisions based on science, economics and health data. After completing a series of foundational climate science lessons, students will use the knowledge to address climate change in their personal lives, their school and their community through action projects.