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Cultural & Global Issues: Climate Change


Grade 9
Articles with Reading Levels: 9.0-9.9
Grade 10
Articles with Reading Levels: 10.0-10.9

Article Name: President Trump honors pledge to dismantle Obama's Clean Power Plan
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1190)
Author: Matthew Daly and Jill Colvin
Date Published: March 31, 2017
Guiding Question: What effects will declaring an end to the "war on coal" have in the US?
Grade Level: 9.7

Article Name: Cuomo Blocks New York City Plastic Bag Law 
Source: New York Times
Author: Jesse McKinley
Date Published: February 14, 2017
Guiding Question: What were the pros and cons of the New York City plastic bag law?
Grade Level: 9.2

Article Name: What Is Geoengineering and Why Is It Considered a Climate Change Solution?
Source: Scientific American
Author: David Biello
Date Published: April 6, 2010
Guiding Question: How does geoengineering work to reverse climate change?
Grade Level: 9.9

Article Name: Effects of Global Warming: Signs Are Everywhere
Source: National Geographic: Effect of Global Warming
Author: N/A
Date Published: N/A
Guiding Question: What effect does climate change have on us?
Grade Level: 9.0

Article Name: Climate Change and Solar: The Argument for Clean Energy Choices
Source: Let's Go Solar 
Author: Dr. Michael Dettinger 
Date Published: 2017
Guiding Question: Does switching to renewable energy help reduce climate change?
Grade Level: 10.9

Article Name: Polution Notice Bill Inspired by Sinkhole Passes Legislature
Source: Tampa Bay Times
Author: Craig Pittman
Date Published: May 3, 2017
Guiding Question: What effects might the polution notice bill have on the Tampa Bay area?
Grade Level: 10.5

Article Name: Climate Change: Basic Information
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Climate Change
Author: N/A
Date Published: September 23, 2015
Guiding Question: What changes are occurring due to Climate Change?
Grade Level: 10.0

Article Name: At Cimate-Change Summit in Warsaw, Countries Look to Lay Foundation for Global Pact
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Lenny Bernstein
Date Published: November 11, 2013
Guiding Question: How are countries working together to resolve climate change?
Grade Level: 10.0

Article Name: The Hidden Dangers of Geoengineering
Source: Scientific American
Author: The Editors
Date Published: November 1, 2008
Guiding Question: How has geoengineering impacted climate change?
Grade Level: 10.8

Article Name: Causes of Global Warming
Source: National Geographic: Causes off Global Warming
Author: N/A
Date Published: N/A
Guiding Question: What has been linked to Global Warming?
Grade Level: 10.6

Below Grade 9.0
Above Grade 10.9

Article Name: Climate change in the U.S. Northeast
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 800)
Author: N/A
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Guiding Question: How is climate change affecting the Northeast?
Grade Level: 7.5

Article Name: The Global Reaction to Water and Air Pollution
Source: via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 950)
Author: N/A
Date Published: May 30, 2017
Guiding Question: How can we improve the quality of our air and water?
Grade Level: 8.7

Article Name: Be Part of the Solution
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: A Students Guide to Global Climate Change
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last update on August 20, 2015
Guiding Question: Why and how can we reduce greenhouse emissions?
Grade Level: 8.4

Article Name: Students' Guide to Global Warming: Ways You Can Make A Difference for the Earth
Source: Let's Go Solar
Author: Dr. Michael Gunerson
Date Published:  2017
Guiding Question: What can students do to slow down global warming?
Grade Level: 11.9

Article Name: Does 'Green Energy'  Have Hidden Health and Environmental Costs
Source: The Conversation
Author: Edgar Hertwich and Anders Arvesen
Date Published: March 20, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the ecological costs that need to be considered when chosing a green energy source?
Grade Level: 13.3

Article Name: Are Fossil Fuel Companies Telling Investors Enough About the Risks of Climate Change
Source: The Conversation
Author: Paul Griffin and Amy Myers Jaffe 
Date Published: February 15, 2017
Guiding Question: How might climate change affect fossil fuel investiment prospects?
Grade Level: 13.6

Article Name: Galapagos Giant Tortoises Make a Comeback, Thanks to Innovative Conservation Strategies
Source: The Conversation
Author: James P. Gibbs
Date Published: February 15, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the strategies being used to revive endangered tortoise populations in the Galapagos? 
Grade Level: 12.8

Article Name: Responding to Climate Change
Source: NASA Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet
Author: Earth Science Communications Team
Date Published: Last updated on October 19, 2015
Guiding Question: What approach is NASA taking to combat Global Warming?
Grade Level: 11.6

Article Name: Is Human Activity Primarily Responsible for Global Climate Change?
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last updated on June 8, 2015
Guiding Question: How much of an impact do humans have on the environment?
Grade Level: 11.1

Article Name: How Has Fracking Changed Our Future?
Source: The National Geographic: The Great Energy Challenge
Author: Christina Nunez
Date Published: November 11, 2013
Guiding Question: What impact has fracking had on our energy future?
Grade Level: 11.1