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Standards Index: D2.His.17.9-12.
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Critique the central arguments in secondary works of history in multi-media in terms of their historical accuracy.
The Birth of the Environmental Movement: DDT and Rachel Carson
Students will learn how the U.S. government came to develop environmental protection policies and what that means today as we struggle to balance the risk between pesticides and disease.
Race, the Media and the Myth of the ‘Crack Baby’
Students will learn how the news media contributed to a false narrative about the fate of babies born to mothers with addiction problems, what that narrative teaches us about the role of perspective and historical context, and how that false narrative continues to influence us today.