Welcome to the Global Conversation sessions!
If you have missed a session at school or would like to recap what you have learnt, then work through the activities below.
When someone affects how someone else thinks or behaves.
verb to influence + someone / something “The news might influence people to do something about climate change.”
- Can you see the effects of climate change where you live? How? For example, you might have experienced extreme weather.
- If you lived in a country with a different climate, how would your answer be different?
- How could where someone lives affect their opinion about “building back greener”?
Read these opinions about "building back greener".
- For each opinion, decide who might say the statement. For example, a world leader, a climate activist or a business owner.
- Whose perspectives haven’t we considered?
- Why do people have different opinions about the same thing?
Now, think about these opinions and complete this activity.
- Which person do you think is least likely to support “building back greener”? What would you say to this person to help change their mind?
- Who are people most influenced by: experts, friends and family or someone else?
- Who is the most reliable?
Read the statements below, one at a time. Do you agree or disagree with each statement? Can you say why?
- One person's actions can not make a difference to the climate
- World leaders have more power than the public to “build back greener”
- We should “build back greener” even if some people disagree
Over to you
- We'd love to hear what you think about the questions in this session. Read what other students think, reply to them and add your own ideas in the comment section below.
- Join this week's cluster conversation to discuss: how could where someone lives affect their opinion about “building back greener”? Find your cluster here.