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Odyssey 2050

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers at level B2/C1 and above explores the theme of climate change. Students will be introduced to the film Odyssey 2050 and have an opportunity to express and justify their opinions about climate change.

Introduction

Many important movies are being made about climate change but few are aimed at young audiences. The Odyssey 2050 project is different as it is aimed at raising awareness among young people worldwide of the need to prevent dangerous climate change. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office invites young people around the world to participate in the making of an animated feature film, under the guidance of the artistic director in the production of 'Avatar'.

Topic

Climate change

Age

Teenage

Level

B2/C1

Time

45 minutes - but with additional materials available

Aims

  • To introduce learners to the film and provide classes with a stimulus for making their own contributions to the Odyssey 2050 project and encouraging them to examine their own and classmates’ feelings about climate change
  • To provide learners with an opportunity to express and justify their opinions with regards to what actions can be taken to prevent climate change

Materials


By Rebecca Mason, British Council Poland

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