Warm Up Discussion Questions:

  1. What do you think of when you hear the term “toxic”?
  2. What does it mean if a town is “toxic”?
  3. What do you know about lead poisoning? 
  4. Where is Zambia?  What do you know about Zambia?
  1. Why does journalist Damian Carrington begin his story with “I’d like to be a doctor”?
  2. How do Larry Price’s photographs contribute to the overall message of the article?
  3. If you were the editor, what additional images would you request that Larry Price shoot as part of this story?  Why?
  4. What are the long-term negative effects of lead poisoning?
  5. Why is lead poisoning a “highly sensitive issue” in Kabwe?
  6. Why is Eilford Chipeta doubtful of the government’s plan?
  7. What is the World Bank’s involvement in Kabwe?  Research the World Bank.  How does this fit with the overall mission of the World Bank?

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