Media Constructions of the Environment: Resource Depletion
High School through College - this kit covers a historical overview of American representations of natural resources from ancient Indian basketry to contemporary web sites. It compares conflicting media constructions about the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the damning of rivers, and Chukchi sea oil drilling. By showing the slow realization that natural resources are finite, students will learn valuable lessons in earth, natural and environmental sciences.
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History of Resource Depletion
Damming the Rivers
Case Study -- Damming the Rivers Lesson Plan
Case Study -- Damming the Rivers Teacher Guide
Case Study -- Damming the Rivers Student Worksheet
The Valley of the Tennessee Video Clip
Hetch Hetchey, Yosemite Video Clip
China's Mega Dam Video Clip
Manufactured Landscapes Video Clip
Chukchi Sea Oil Drilling
Exxon Valdez, Oil and Water
Case Study -- Exxon Valdez, Oil & Water Lesson Plan
Case Study -- Exxon Valdez, Oil & Water Teacher Guide
Case Study -- Exxon Valdez, Oil & Water Student Worksheet
Scientists & the Alaska Oil Spill Video Clip
Alaska-Exxon Valdez Video Clip
When the Spill Hit Homer Video Clip
Dr. Riki Ott - Not One Drop Video Clip
Cochabamba, Water for Sale