Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Conflict Minerals Project


Conflict Minerals Project

Watch 60 Minutes video:
As you watch, write down three new facts you learned about the issue of conflict minerals. (10 points)

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/11/25/60minutes/main5774127.shtml
Watch Time Magazine Video:
As you watch, write down two new facts you learned about conflict minerals. (10 points)
Is There Blood on Your Laptop?
http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,594243401001_2013170,00.html
Read, highlight, and discuss:
http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/content/initiatives/conflict-minerals
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1912594,00.html?xid=rss-topstories

Create a poster informing your audience about the conflict mineral issue and what can be done about this problem.
Your poster must include:
-A Title
-Information about the issue (Facts, statistics, graphs, charts, maps, etc. taken from the videos and packet we read in class. You must include at least five pieces of information.)
-Solutions (Taken from the videos and packet read in class.) You must include at least one thing people can do to combat this problem.
-A minimum of two images (found on the internet) You could use maps, charts, graphs, pictures, etc.

Resources:
About conflict minerals:
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/work-connect/conflict-minerals-congo-act.html?print=true
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2010/12/13/GA2010121302671.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/13/AR2010121304571_pf.html
How to make a great poster:
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Poster
http://www.ehow.com/how_7825180_make-great-posters-school-project.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_7867929_make-project-posters-look-good.html

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