Title: Teen Maps Contaminants from a Coal Plant
In this video adapted from Earth Island Institute, meet a high school student who educated her community about how a coal-burning power plant was contributing to asthma and other health problems there.
Standard(s): [SS2010] CIV (7) 13: Identify contemporary American issues since 2001, including the establishment of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the enactment of the Patriot Act of 2001, and the impact of media analysis.
Title: Podcast: Ashok Gadgil's thirst to save lives (Part 1)
In this podcast from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, students learn how Ashok Gadgil's invention can save thousands of lives by purifying water quickly and cheaply.
Standard(s): [SS2010] WH8 (8) 2: Analyze characteristics of early civilizations in respect to technology, division of labor, government, calendar, and writings.