ESSENTIAL QUESTION: HOW HAS OUR DEPENDENCE ON SAND CREATED A SERIOUS HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS?
Objectives: SWBAT analyze, evaluate, source and annotate excerpted primary and secondary source complex texts regarding ethical and sustainability issues involving a dwindling precious resource – SAND - toward skill building for the long-extended essay portion of the AP American History exam.
Beiser, Vince (2018) The World in A Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization. NEW YORK: Riverhead Books (Pgs. 1026 and 233-255)
WARM UP: NEWSPAPER ARTICLE – The Ultra-Pure Super Secret Sand That Makes Your Phone Possible – Wired Magazine – 4/28/17 (0:09 mins)
PODCAST: Vince Beiser/Why Sand Is More Important Than You Think
(1 Hour and 2 Minutes)