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Power Grid Failure in Texas

That's News to Me

Int – Adv
Teens & Adults
Grades 9–12

In this lesson featuring two videos from The Washington Post, students learn about why a winter storm hit Texas so hard and how residents are dealing with the cold weather. Students review related vocabulary and discuss climate change.

Focus

current events
authentic materials
reading

Vocabulary

seize up
wind turbine
generation
draw (verb)
grid
thermal
heat wave
cold snap
rolling blackout
means
carbon monoxide
distribution
A spinning paper plane