This video shows the dangers that pollution has on human health and reveals how large companies can directly impact the well-being of entire cities.
This short video includes interviews from citizens who live in a very polluted area of the United States and conveys their frustration about how low income, marginalized communities are disproportionately affected by chemical pollution.
This video offers first-person accounts of the effects pollution can have on the well-being of human beings.
The interviews in the video are very powerful.
There is an online petition students can sign.
The people who are interviewed use some strong language, which is bleeped out.
This video could be integrated into a U.S. Government class and could be used as a discussion tool to ask if everyone in the United States has the freedom to pursue "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness".
This video is a great example of how people of color and low-income communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change and industrial pollution.
This video could be shown in health and science classes to address the impact of pollution on illnesses like cancer.
The resource displays the impact of air pollution on human health. The main source of pollution is from petrochemical plants. This evidence shows a level of environmental injustice in Cancer Alley. Thus, the resource can inspire students to ask questions and advocate for climate and environmental justice. This resource is recommended for teaching.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Geography
D2.Geo.4.6-8 Explain how cultural patterns and economic decisions influence environments and the daily lives of people in both nearby and distant places.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.2 Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.