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An Environmental Project

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You have been assigned to an expert panel of individuals who have been selected to research and then present your findings to the United Nations Committee On the Environment. Your task is to compile useful information and convince the United Nations Panel of the immense importance of your issue and how this issue if left unattended by the world community will impact humanity.

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| Chemist | Economist | Historian | Environmentalist | Health Care Worker | Politician |

| Group Project Requirements | Individual Project Requirements |

Your group is made up of several key experts. They include:

Chemist

This person understands and can inform others about the chemistry, chemical makeup and properties of your environmental issue.

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Economist

This person’s job will be to inform the United Nations (and your group) on how your issue will affect the world’s economy.

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Historian

The historian will inform the group and the United Nations about the issue as it relates to history. They will look at the causes and effects of the issue and be able to assist us in understanding how things we have done in the past are and will affect us in the future.

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Environmentalist

This person’s job is to inform the group and United Nations on how your issue impacts the world’s air, water, land and life on earth. This person believes that protecting our environment is more important than making money!

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Health Care Worker

The Health Care Worker will research how your environmental issue effects human health. This person will point out possible connections between your issue and related health issues.

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Politician

The job of the politician is to get things done in a timely and ethical manner. The politician needs to be well informed about this issue and be willing to present possible legislation to regulate portions of the issue.

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Project Objectives

1.  Demonstrate a working knowledge of the chemistry found within your issue.

2.  Determine and demonstrate your knowledge of the economic factors associated with this issue.

3.  Determine and show historical perspectives that can be found within your issue.

4.  Demonstrate how this issue impacts the global environment.

5.  Determine and show how your issue impacts human health.

6.  Determine and show the political realities within your issue.

Group Project Requirements

Your project will be done as a group with an individual component. Each group must:

1.   Develop at least three to five (3 - 5) questions they would like to answer for each of the six tasks (jobs) presented. A question form will be provided.

2.   Develop a poster display (3 posters) to be used to teach us about your environmental Issue.

3.   Develop a vocabulary list of important terms necessary to understand your issue.

4.   Develop and take a position on your issue. Use evidence to support your position.

5.   Demonstrate a strong understanding of the chemistry involved within your issue.

6.   Develop a word search, crossword puzzle or similar handout based upon your project.

7.   Prepare a plan or legislation that could be used to help regulate or solve your environmental issue.

8.   Write an "Acrostic Poem" with illustrations demonstrating your knowledge of your issue.

9.   Develop a 10 minute lecture / class presentation on your issue. Your presentation will include your posters, illustrations web pages that help teach about your issue or a Power Point presentation.

10. Develop a "Web Quest" for this project. Your "web quest" must include a review of at least 10 web sites you found useful for this project.

Individual Project

Each individual member of the group must write and type a formal report about their issue. In your report explore and explain the chemical, economic, historical, environmental, health and political aspects.

Your report should be typed, double-spaced and use a standard approved font from your teacher no larger than 12. Your report should follow this format:

1.   An introductory paragraph about your issue.

2.   A paragraph explaining the science (chemistry) behind the issue.

3.   A paragraph explaining the economics (costs) of the issue and how they perpetuate (continue) the issue.

4.   A paragraph explaining the historical implications of the issue. How does the past impact what is happening now or in the future?

5.   A paragraph explaining an environmentalist attitude. How will or does this issue affect our food, animals, water, land and air?

6.   A paragraph explaining the health issues associated with the environmental issue.

7.  A paragraph explaining the political ramifications of your issue. How would a politician cope with legislation or ideas to help curb or prevent the environmental issue from continuing?

8.   And finally, a paragraph defining your conclusions. Tell us what you think about this issue and what you think should be done to lesson the impact it has on your world in the future.

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This page was last updated on: 03/10/03