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ERIC Number: EJ1014999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6855
"Coal Poisons Everything It Touches." Teaching about Coal, Climate, and the Future of the Earth
Bigelow, Bill
Rethinking Schools, v27 n4 46-51 Sum 2013
This article describes an activity in which ninth graders explore a plan to strip-mine coal in Wyoming and Montana, send it by train to the Northwest, then ship it to Asia to be burned. Students' questions ranged from "Why are we mining for more coal if it's the biggest contributor to global warming" and "How can adults doom our generation?" to "Why aren't people taking action?" Activities focused not only on coal but on probing the roots of the climate crisis to encourage students to begin to see themselves as changemakers. (Contains 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Montana; Oregon; Wyoming
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