Coal Mining's Environmental Impact: From the Ashes

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Link to Resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynN39sfqT8w&list=PLivjPDlt6ApRjBp66WmNKR-aXCUMnOvbv
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Format:video
Organization:National Geographic
Publication Date:2017
Summary:From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A; ESS3.C; ESS3.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-3; HS-ESS3-4; HS-ESS3-5; HS-ESS3-6; MS-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-4; MS-ESS3-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; climate; climate change; coal; economy; elementary school; environment; environmental science; high school; middle school; natural resources; united states; video
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