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Toxic Planet Lesson Plans

The following lessons for middle school, high school. and college classes were designed by the Pulitzer Center education team and their partner educators. They utilize reporting from Toxic Planet: The Global Health Crisis as a resource to teach students about the health problems associated with pollution and possible solutions that individuals, organizations, and governments are implementing around the globe. 

Soil Pollution in China

Essential questions: What is the cost of industrialization and who pays it? How do we determine whether food is safe? How do you balance food security (production) and food safety?

The Impact of 'Polish Gold'

Students will learn about the effects of burning coal in Poland and apply their analyses of the articles to create a presentation that they feel will best support advocacy for coal regulation.