The Story of Electronics
The Story of Electronics explores the collateral damage which high-tech electronics have caused to our environment and society —25 million tons of e-waste and counting have poisoned our world and left the public holding the bill. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factories where our gadgets begin to the horrific backyard recycling shops in China where many end up. The film concludes with a call for a green 'race to the top' where designers compete to make long-lasting, toxic-free products that are fully and easily recyclable.
Time Required: Video Length = 20 mins
This video can act as a great disscussion tool. It is very clear and well laid out, will appeal to all learning styles.
After students have watched the video, it is easy to start a class disscussion on the topics of consumerism and sustainability!
Instructions for Students
Some questions to get students thinking:
- what information was new to you from this video?
- what infromation (if any) did you already know?
- has this video changed the way you view 'electronics'?
- do you agree, do things need to change or are we perfectly fine to continue doing what we're doing?
Source:The Story of Stuff Project
Subject(s):Science, Civics & Citizenship, Business Education, Social Studies, Global Studies,
Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Business and Economics, Recycling and Waste Management,
Level:Intermediate / MiddleSecondary
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