Timelapse: Images of Climate Change

Guinea Bissau, a small African nation, from space. Part of a series of powerful photographs from Time’s Timelapse of Climate Change. (Via: Time)


Climate change is the definition of a “hot button topic” for today’s society. For elementary students, the implications of a changing world may not resonate without the use of powerful imagery. Time’s newest web publication, entitled Timelapse, stitches together decades of satellite imagery to provide an eye opening view into the physical impact of humans on our planet. Students can watch urban sprawl explode in Las Vegas and Dubai and the Colombia Glacier and Amazon rainforest shrink in size. There are also more in-depth descriptions and articles for further exploration. However, these are technical articles, so planning ahead is essential to the success of the lesson. Overall, an excellent and powerful resource for the elementary classroom.


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