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Power Grid Failure in Texas

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.

Vocabulary
  • seize up
  • wind turbine
  • generation
  • draw (verb)
  • grid
  • thermal
  • heat wave
  • cold snap
  • rolling blackout
  • means
  • carbon monoxide
  • distribution
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Video #1(Reference)
  • Video Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Usage Note(Reference)
  • Video #2(Reference)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)