3. Active citizenship: meet Greta Thunberg!

  • How much do you know Greta Thunberg?
    I know her very well, her life, her ideas, her fights as an active citizen.
    6 votes (11.54%)
    I know her quiet well, I know about her fights.
    12 votes (23.08%)
    I know little about her, she is a green activist and that's all.
    24 votes (46.15%)
    I have already heard her name!
    2 votes (3.85%)
    Who's that girl?
    8 votes (15.38%)

    • CREATIVITY: create a radio programme on a specific topic.
    • CURRICULUM: English writing, reading, speaking and understanding; vocabulary environmental issues; how to give our opinion, critical thinking.
    • Methodologies: collect information from a video and the net; how to write a script for the radio show.
    • COLLABORATION: European teams to answer a questionning.
    • DIGITAL TOOL: Hokusai; YouTube; Movie Maker
    • RESULT: a webradio show



    Puzzle writing: the goal is not to write everything about Greta and her movement but just a few sentences to give your friends the opportunity to have ideas to share too. You will share 2 posts in the Padlet, one for Greta and one for her movement.

    1. Who is Greta Thunberg? What is Fridays For Future?
    2. Youth communicate about activism predominantly through social media ( #FridaysForFuture ); can you investigate the FFF movement and its different social media accounts? Do you think their action and campaign through social media is efficient?
    3. Share your investigation results in this Padlet Wall 

    Listening with European ears:

    1. Watch the interview with Greta that was made during the most important news at German television "Tagesschau".   (Audio-visual comprehension in the foreign language)
    2. Note down the interview main ideas concerning Greta's view of how the media and politicians are addressing climate change in the Twinboard.
    3. Are you an active citizen in your community?

      An active citizen is someone who cares about their community enough to change it. You can become an active citizen and help to make your community a better place in any of the following ways. Community involvement is so crucial because the going ons of your community directly affects you and what you do! The crime rate in your community affects your security, the pollution in your local area affects your health, the bad roads affect your route to work or to school. JOIN THE DISCUSSION at the bottom of the page.

    THEN if you like what you have learnt from this page and if you want to share about Greta or her movement through a podcast; register your idea of podcast here: page for our Webradio program

  • Sum up Greta's ideas developped in this video as a green citizen:

    Chiara, Corsica

    Greta knows that she needs to compromise with the political system of today but a lot of politicians support her in her actions which are obligatory for a better life on earth. She said that we can't deal with physics. She knows she can't change everything all at once and goes about it little by little, keeping goals she thinks acheviable while helping herself to scientists. She has noticed that being polite and not talking during decades has led to nothing and therefore she is forced to use a stricter tone.

    Orsu-Francescu, Corsica

    Greta is conscious that her movement is only a very little part of what it is necessary to do but she is trying, little by little, to change things. she doesn't know if she will be a politician for climate because there are much possibilities for her. She said that is not her movement but it's the movement of all the people wo are in it. And sometimes, she needed to compromise a little with the system for the cause, for example by skipping school. And with the politic, she understood that to be listened, it is necessary to have an authoritarian tone because the polite talk is useless.

    Flavie corsica

    Greta wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030, she is aware that her movement is a small movement compared to the world. She thinks that we are having a big crisis for the planet that we must save her thanks to the research of science. She has been fightinf for her ideal for a very long time while being polite and respectful but they find it difficult to be heard. Her movement is very respectable and ambitious but hard to achieve.

    Paola - Corsica

    As explained in the video, the earth deteriorates more and more, it deteriorates and loses its beauty; in a few years some energies will have disappeared, it is for this that we must use ecology. Many associations have been created to help the planet but we must not stop innovating and creating new associations, because that is what will succeed in saving the planet.

    Katia Corsica

    The Fridays for Future (FFF) movement was started by Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager who decided in August 2018 to skip school every Friday to protest outside the Swedish Parlement until strong action was taken to fight climate change.
    n August 2018, at age 15, she started spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament to call for stronger action on climate change by holding up a sign reading Skolstrejk för klimatet (School strike for climate).
    In May 2019 Penguin, a British publishing house, published No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, which is a collection of her speeches.
    Greta also created looks and films she also created a stamp

    Niovi, Greece

    According to the video, what Greta wants to do is to fight against climate change. She explains that it is very difficult to make such a big change in a small amount of time but by taking small steps we can actually save the environment. Also she says that no one can deal with physics and that strict measurements have to be taken in order to accomplish our goal. Lastly, according to her talking politely is not going to help at all.

    Katia, Greece

    In the video, Greta is explaining her plans for the next few years. Her goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55%. She is really determined into helping/saving our planet. She has been trying to inform us about this serious problem while being kind and polite to everyone, but her movement is too small compared to the world's population. As she said, we can't deal with physics so the only thing we can do is take care of our home as much as possible.

    Greta on TV

    A Swedish film maker has followed Greta from the first day of her strike. - A documentary that is worth watching.

    María, Spain

    Greta considers that global warming is one of the most important issues we have nowadays. That is why she created the Fridays For Future movement. She is conscious of the fact that changing so many things in so little time is nearly impossible, but she believes that small changes can actually make a difference. Finally, she also addresses the fact that she has already tried being polite and calm while making her point, but this has not led her anywhere, so she now uses a stricter tone. Personally, I love her work and I hope she achieves everything she has stated in this video.

    Talia, Spain

    In the video, Greta sets plans for the next couple years, although she knows that these plans will not be met she has set expectations as well. Another important thing she discusses is the fact that every little change is and can be very valuable. She also explained why she has a more serious tone than previous activists and people over the decades, it is because the previous softer tones have not worked.