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Cool It! is based upon the book of the same name and lectures by BjÝrn Lomborg, the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner travels the world with Lomborg exploring the real facts and true science of global warming and its impact. Lomborg is the founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, a globally-respected think tank that brings together the world's leading economists to prioritize major global problems - among them malaria, the lack of potable water and HIV / AIDS - based upon a cost/benefit analysis of available solutions.
Cool It! covers numerous educational standards across several subject areas including Language Arts, Media/Technology, Science, and Social Studies for Grades 7-12. To find which standards it covers specific to your grade, subject area, and which standards your district is using, use our Standards Alignment tool.
Such an excellent, balanced presentation of the climate change issue. I was looking for materials to use to teach this topic - and this is the absolute best I found! Please keep up the great work.
Cathy Jaime All - 7,8,9,10,11,12 Way Home Christian School, Triana, AL
Thanks again for providing another quality free DVD. The teacher's Lesson Plans are an especially valuable link between classroom lessons and real world situations. Additionally, the fact that these lessons force students to "actually" think proves especially valuable for today's students.
Gene Biscontini Science - 10,11 Honesdale High School, Honesdale, PA
While watching the video, my students were full of questions. I had to keep telling them to finishing watching the DVD. Even after class was over, several students wanted to know more. I like these DVDs because they really make the students think about both sides of an issue.