Monday, April 29, 2013

In-class reading and question-writing project on the BP Oil Spill

A 10-page version of an overview of the BP Oil Spill is being read in class this week.

It is edited from What BP Doesn’t Want You to Know About the 2010 Gulf Spill
The 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was even worse than BP wanted us to know.
by Mark Hertsgaard | April 22, 2013. Newsweek Magazine online, The Daily Beast.

Along with reading, students are expected to
- take notes.
- be able to discuss the issues raised.
- know the basic facts of the disaster.

In groups, students will write 11 multiple choice questions designed to raise public awareness of the calamity. In other words, easy and basic questions with easy answers. Colorful title.
Answers quietly added to bottom of the page. Names of students in the group.

An additional goal is to compare the outline of the BP disaster with the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in 2011.