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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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Kit: Media Constructions of the Environment: Chemicals in the Environment
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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, College

Media Type(s)

Editorial Cartoon, Illustration, Poster, Webpage


Sox Sperry

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: History Social Studies (RH), Speaking and Listening (SL)