A perfect last-minute lesson or sub plan!
This video guide to accompany the movie "Fracking: Shattered Ground" from David Suzuki's "The Nature of Things" series is perfect for any class studying fracking, energy sources, air pollution, or water pollution. The video begins by discussing how fracking has impacted air quality, then water contamination, and finally moves to how communities across the globe are working to fight energy companies to conserve the environment. **Video is easily found on YouTube, and is linked in the teacher answer guide.**
This fully editable Microsoft Word Document is great for a review of energy, air pollution, or water pollution, or could be a wonderful introduction to any of the topics as well. Depending on class discussion during the movie (if you pause to talk about questions or run the movie straight through) this activity takes anywhere between 44 and 55 minutes (roughly). It would also be perfect for a last minute sub plan!
The zip file includes two individual files: the questions for your students, and the teacher answer guide. No time to preview the movie to find out the answers for yourself? No problem! The answer key has full answers, and indicates the timestamp of each question in the video as well, so you know exactly when answers are coming up (useful both to remind kids when they should be listening extra carefully, and also in case you're afraid you missed something yourself!). Also, because both documents are editable, feel free to take out questions you feel are not relevant to your unit or that you feel your students may miss along the way.
Enjoy this full-service video guide!
*Buyer's note: there is one phrase used in the movie that may not be appropriate for all audiences. It is easily missed, but there are further notes explaining this in the teacher's guide.*