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Melting Glaciers Threaten Peru DLESE Reviewed Collection
Thousands of people in the Andes mountains of Peru are having their lives affected in both a practical and cultural way by climate change, which is causing the region's glaciers to melt. This document explores the causes of the glacial melt and its impacts on the local cultures.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Journal article
Subject:
  • Climatology
  • Cryology
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-313
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Risks and benefits
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How human actions modify the physical env.
      • How physical systems affect human systems
    • Physical systems:
      • The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
    • The uses of geography:
      • How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: BBC World News