by Kristy Efaw, Fairmont State University

A WebQuest for eleventh-grade students of social studies.

Introduction

     This lesson is anchored in the historical and scientific facts supporting global warming as a threat to civilization.  Students should explore the basis of global warming and be familiar aspects such as fossil fuels, nuclear power, energy storage, shifting global weather patterns, arctic melting, the increased threat and severity of natural disasters, and energy pricing before beginning.

      Humanity, life as we know it, is on the brink of extinction. We are now faced with the gravest of moral delimmas, an all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change.  Ignoring these harmful changes to our planet's elements, natural resources, and protection will result in epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epedimics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced.  The culprit: Global Warming.