Boston College High School: Projects on Climate Justice
Teacher: Melissa Ewing
Course: AP French Language and Culture: Boston et Lyon font face au réchauffement climatique
Essential Questions: How can interpersonal, international, and interlingual correspondence deepen our sense of care and responsibility for one another and the world we share? How does the way we experience global warming in our own cities impact our sense of urgency? How do cultural differences impact our sense of responsibility for the greater good?
This year, students used FlipGrid to virtually connect with an exchange school, Lycée Saint Marc, in Lyon, France where they engaged in asynchronous video conversation about the impact of climate change in both cities. Here the emphasis was on both the collective and individual efforts to address global warming. The personal insights and stories shared deepened students’ appreciation of the various ways climate change impacts us. The students also exchanged handwritten letters that they scanned and incorporated into their advocacy posters.