Weekly accessible learning activities: melting glaciers, helping adults and a geography quiz

Every Wednesday we spotlight five student activities that support a wide range of learners. In this week’s round-up of accessible activities, we invite students to learn about climate change, tell a story about helping an adult, interpret a photo, tell a story based on a drawing, and test their geography knowledge.

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1. Learn about melting glaciers and permafrost.

In this Lesson of the day Students will learn about some of the artifacts that researchers have found in glaciers and permafrost that have melted due to climate change. They will then complete a citizen science project to track climate change using fossils and other specimens.

2. Tell a story about helping an adult.

“When did you help an adult who normally looks after you?” This is the question presented in our last one Student opinion prompt. Students can share their responses with classmates or with students around the world in the comments section.

3. Make observations on a photo.

In this week What’s going on in this picture, students look at a picture from the Times with the caption removed and share what they notice in the picture. Students can read what other teenagers have noticed in the comment section and share their own observations.

4. Tell a story inspired by a picture.

The students look at the picture shown in this one Image prompt and share what story you think the picture tells. Or they are reminded of a memory or personal experience while looking at the picture. In the comments section they can share their stories and read what other students have written.

5. Test your knowledge of Bulgaria.

Students can see how much they know about this country in South Eastern Europe by reading our Country of the week Geography quiz. Then they can select a related article to learn more about the country or even try a recipe for Bulgarian cucumber soup.

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