In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between empowering women and girls and addressing climate change. First, students will view a video on the topic to build understanding and generate areas for further investigation. Then students will participate in a scaffolded role-play, acting as community members to generate targeted solutions to gender inequality. Students will use real-world analytical tools to evaluate their ideas.
- understand the relationship between empowering girls and women and climate change
- understand the role different community groups can play in creating solutions
- explore multiple aspects of the relationship between empowering women and girls and addressing climate change
- synthesise sources to present their own viewpoint on the topic
- work effectively individually, and in teams, to solve a problem
Lesson guides and printables
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Devices for students to complete research
2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! Director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.
In Australia: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for Australian primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.
In New Zealand: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for New Zealand primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.
If you are teaching in either New Zealand or Australia, you can now organise a virtual screening of the film for your class. To enquire about this option, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and the 2040 team will help you set this up! If you have already bought a DVD of the film and you have a ClickView account, you can email the team for permission to upload the film to your account to make it more easily accessible for your teachers and students.
Cool.org, GoodThing Productions and Regen Pictures would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of Good Pitch Australia, Shark Island Institute, Documentary Australia Foundation, The Caledonia Foundation and our philanthropic partners in the development of these teaching resources.