Media Constructions of the Environment: Chemicals in the Environment
High School through College - this kit is a historical overview of American representations of chemicals from the three sisters to the Love Canal. It compares conflicting constructions about nuclear reactor safety, depleted uranium, Rachel Carson and DDT. Through analyzing diverse historic and contemporary media messages, students understand changing public knowledge, impressions and attitudes about chemicals in the environment.
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History of Chemicals in the Environment
Rachel Carson (Video Clips Lesson)
Case Study: Rachel Carson (Video Clips) Lesson Plan
Case Study: Rachel Carson (Video Clips) Teacher Guide
Case Study: Rachel Carson (Video Clips) Student Worksheet
The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson Video Clip
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring Video Clip
DDT and Rachel Carson Video Clip
Rachel Carson Nature's Guardian Video Clip
Rachel Carson (Print Documents Lesson)
Nuclear Reactor Safety
Case Study: Nuclear Reactor Safety Lesson Plan
Case Study: Nuclear Reactor Safety Teacher Guide
Case Study: Nuclear Reactor Safety Student Worksheet
The China Syndrome Video Clip
Energy for Today and Tomorrow Video Clip
Back to Chernobyl Video Clip
Nuclear Energy/Nuclear Waste Video Clip