Heat Up Over Climate Change: Superhero Auditions
This lesson is part of UNICEF’s Heat Up Over Climate Change action pack. The objective of this lesson is to get your group thinking about the power we all have to tackle climate change. Students will engage in a dramatic performance while creating the most effective superhero team to combat climate change. The Heat up pack can be used by peer educators, youth workers and teachers and is designed to get your group thinking about and taking action on climate change. It offers a variety of activities focused on background information, answering “big questions” and student action plans.
Time Required: 40 minutes
What to do:
-Ask the group to imagine they are interviewing potential candidates to join the climate change superhero dream team.
-The entire group is the interviewing panel but you should also divide them into seven smaller groups.
-Each group should be given a character card. They will be that character and will try and convince the interview panel (the rest of the group) why they should get to join the climate change superhero dream team.
-Once every person/pair has read through their character card they should have a discussion about why their character is essential to combating climate change. They should then prepare a two minute drama, speech or presentation for the ‘interview panel’.
-When everyone’s ready, get the group together and give each ‘character’ group two minutes to convince the rest of the group why they should be on the team. There are only four places available on the team. (Note that a character group counts as one place.)
-When everyone’s had a go, get the group to vote on which characters should be included. (They can’t vote for their own character.)
-When you’ve sorted out the team, ask the group if just one team of people really could deal with climate change? How would the chances of the superhero dream team improve if every single person in the world was part of it?
-As they are part of the team, what can they do?
-Explain that there are lots of things that we can all do to make a difference to climate change.
-Character Cards (see page 12 of action pack)
Resource Type:Lesson Plan
Subject(s):Geography, Theatre/Drama, Social Studies,
Level:Intermediate / Middle
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