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The Golden Opportunity

Description: Last month some hikers stumbled across an old mining camp. They found evidence and maps that document a vast gold vein still exists within the boundaries of Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. It was named the "Great Grandmother Lode". The "Mine Your Own Business Mining Co." proposed a deal to split 50% of the gold profits with California State Park System in return for the right to mine within the Park boundaries. Normally, the state parks would not consider the matter, but state cutbacks are hitting the park budget hard and forcing up to 50% cutbacks. Standard 12.1.1, 12.1.2, and 12.3.1 Your team will take part in presenting a project that will determine whether large scale mining should take place. This evidence will be used to answer they key question: Should Marshall Gold Discovery State Park be reopened to commercial gold mining? Standard 12.1.4

Author: Cliff Dimond, SCORE Science

Lesson ID: 1038

The Sahara: Home of the Tuareg

Description: Learn how the environment shapes society and how people interact with their environments causing it to change in response. One of the most extreme environments in the world is that of the Sahara. Using the Environment/Culture Analysis Organizer, explore how that environment influences the culture of the Tuareg. Use this resources site and the PBS series Africa

Author: Laurel Blaine, WNET School

Lesson ID: 1075

The Three Gorges: Should Nature or Technology Reign?

Description: The Three Gorges dam is a hydroelectric project on China's Yangtze River. It represents the largest hydroelectric project in the history of the world. The dam will create a reservoir approximately 400 miles long, permanently submerge approximately 150,000 acres, including 1,500 factories, at least 160 towns and 16 archeological sites and require the resettlement of 1.3 million people. It is designed to generate over 18,000 megawatts of electricity, providing electricity to rural Chinese provinces, and to provide flood management and improved navigation for the upper Yangtze River. Playing the role of an engineer, a local resident, a human rights activist, an environmentalist, a government official, or a historian, research the building of the dam and make a presentation about your position. Standard 10.10.2

Author: Anna Chan Rekate, WNETSchool Master Teacher

Lesson ID: 1083


Description: California has a long and storied water past. Many things could be said about the lack of water. California is generally a dry state and has suffered its share of droughts. In fact, California is in the middle of another dryspell; consequently, the Governor of California and the Department of Water Resources (DWR) both need your help. They want you to be a water detective. Using the links to the internet, your mission is to find out about the future of California water use. Standard 4.4.7 and 4.5.4

Author: , Class Project for Education 628

Lesson ID: 1201

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