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Transnational Pollution: Why Are You Dumping on Me?
This lesson familiarizes students with the different types of transnational pollution, and gives them an opportunity to role-play in a hypothetical case of transnational pollution involving the Danube River. The major goal of this activity is to show students that an incident in one nation may well have serious environmental consequences for other nations. Additionally, it will give students an opportunity to role-play complex roles that are meaningful and consequential to global concerns. The lesson plan and accompanying handout are highly detailed with a clearly described scenario and characters and detailed activities and questions for the students. On this Starting Point page, teachers can find learning goals, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment hints and references and resources dealing with this exercise. It also describes the context in which the virtual tour is best used.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for instructor
    • Lesson plan
  • Environmental science
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2003 The American Forum for Global Education
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-265
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: The American Forum for Global Education