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Can Leetso and Hozho' Coexist?
Uranium Education for Middle School Students

Facet Chart
FACET
EVIDENCE
PRODUCT
ROUTE TO ACHIEVING IT
Explanation
(#4)
Prepare a position paper: is reclamation possible? Include past, present, and future examples. position paper:
letter to editor
editorial
guest speaker "reclamation"
video/film on reclamation
research activities
Interpretation
(#1)
Analyze/compare the coal mining in WV with the uranium mining in the 4-corners state (work with a partner). poster session:
charts
graphs
pictures
lab activities on rocks/ores
quiz on rocks/ores
research activities/interviews
graphing activities
Application
(#2)
Design a game that emphasizes the positive aspects of the nuclear industry and radioactivity/radiation (work in groups of 3 or 4). game video on nuclear industry
field trip to hosipital
guest speaker "power plant"
research activities
Perspective
(#5)
Revisit the question of hozhˇ: write a story or poem that reflects at least 2 points of view to living in harmony in a nuclear age (work with a partner). illustrated story or poem guest speaker "hozhˇ"
demonstration and practice:
   writing poems/stories
   illustration techniques
video on Dine' mining
Empathy
(#3)
Prepare displays for the community to encourage caution around uranium mining sites, but at the same time reduce fear and misconception. models/posters/comic strips/brochures/video commercials/audio PSA lab activities on 3 R's
quiz on 3 R's
field trips to community sites
community attitude survey and analysis of data
Self-knowledge
(#6)
Choose a uranium constituent and write a letter of application, detailing your strengths and weaknesses in understanding uranium mining, the 3 R's, and the concept of hozhˇ. letter of application review models of letters
Venn diagram of self-knowledge

NOTE: All products/projects will be evaluated by the creator(s), peers, and by the teacher using the same rubric.

			  
		      

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