Lowland Kids

  • Lowland kids
  • Sandra Winther
  • Afghánistán
  • 2019
  • 22 min.
  • 12—21 let
Audio-visual lessons

Lesson objectives

  1. Understand the term climate refugee.
  2. Learn about the consequences of climate change.
  3. Be aware of the impact of human activities on the irreversible transformation of the landscape.

Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana is slowly disappearing under the sea due to climate change. For the Brunet family, though, the island is the only home they have ever had. The majority of the inhabitants of the disappearing island are descendants of the original inhabitants of North America. They have lived in a narrow strip of land in the southeastern United States for generations since the early 19th century. Now the last islanders, whose home is threatened by erosion and hurricane activity, are to become the first climate refugees in the United States. Juliette and Howard, two siblings, live there with their uncle after the tragic death of their parents. The US government is preparing a new home for them, where they are to move in two years. How will they deal with another loss in their lives?


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Recommended age group

12—21 years

Thematic area

Výuka jazyků


Angličtina / English

Teaching materials

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Disappearing Island

Activity / 90 min

Students will: 

  • Learn vocabulary related to climate change
  • Practise reading comprehension in English
  • Realise how people affect nature and the landscape


Questions and Answers

Informational texts

  • Information about Jean Charles Island and its inhabitants
  • Consequences of climate change (floods, hurricanes)
  • Climate change in the Czech Republic

AKTUALIZOVÁNO: Jak na reflexi emocí po filmové projekci

Informational texts

  • proč je důležité pracovat po projekci s emocemi
  • základní metody reflexe
  • od reflexe k diskuzi

Jak pracovat s audiovizuálními materiály

  • instruktážní film
  • rady a doporučení
  • manuál
  • obecné aktivity

Accompanying and recommended materials

Isle de Jean Charles community

Website of a community living on the island seeking to inform about its history and resettlement program.

NASA satellite images

NASA satellite images showing the climate change on Earth (novinky.cz).

Video documentary about the island

Ben Depp, photographer and paraglider, impressively documents the gradually disappearing Jean Charles Island.

"Vanishing Island" documentary

A short documentary (2014) about the inhabitants of Jean Charles Island and their endangered future.

Lesson partners