Greta Thunberg’s extraordinary year

Mahatma Gandhi, Pope Francis, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump… and now, a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl. Greta Thunberg has been named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019. This video shows how, in just 16 months, she went from lonely protestor to international celebrity and leader of the largest climate strike in history.

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Activities

  1. Greta’s rise has been meteoric. Draw a timeline from Greta’s first school strike in 2018 to today, and add her biggest achievements in between.
  2. Did anyone else deserve to be Person of the Year? Write a paragraph describing another influential figure of 2019, and what they did this year.