History of Chemicals in the Environment
Media literacy and critical thinking unit using diverse media imagery to teach about how chemicals in the environment have been perceived by people in the U.S. and how the media has constructed that public perception. Focus topics include pesticides, fertilizer, gasoline additives and persistent organic pollutants.
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Relevant Subject Area(s)Health, Psychology, Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies, Economics, Sociology
Grade Level(s)Middle School, High School
Media Type(s)Book/magazine Cover, Editorial Cartoon, Illustration, Poster, Print Advertisement, Webpage
View StandardsResource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: History Social Studies (RH), Speaking and Listening (SL)