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Topical Tuesdays: Our Plan for the Planet – KS2 News Story and Reading and Writing Activity Sheet from The Week Junior

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From 1 to 12 November 2021, the UN will hold a climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, called COP26, during which countries will update each other on their progress and set more ambitious targets for the future.

This resources pack includes an article from The Week Junior magazine, along with a sheet of activities designed to get children thinking, talking and writing about what the story means to them.

Activities include:

  • Is it time for scientists to be more forceful in their claims? Should people be made to act on the latest scientific advice, especially when the evidence is so overwhelming? Or do scientists have a duty to remain open-minded and cautious about their claims? What do you think?
  • Write a letter of apology to Planet Earth, on behalf of all mankind, for the way that we have treated it.
  • Write a job advertisement to attract young people to become climate scientists.
  • Research and summarise three pieces of scientific evidence that show how Earth’s climate is changing.

Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.

What is The Week Junior?

The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.

To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.

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