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Human Impacts and Technological Solutions

Fossil Fuels Activity
Instructions: Choose an environmental disaster associated with fossil fuels (examples below)
and create a photo essay using Microsoft Sway to document a timeline of what led up to the
disaster, how the disaster happened, what impacts the disaster had on humans and the
environment, and the technology that was used to clean up afterwards.
Examples:
 Coal
o Upper Big Branch (2010)
o Sago (2006)
o Buffalo Creek (1972)
 Petroleum (Oil)
o Deepwater Horizon (2010)
o Texas City Refinery Explosion (2005)
o Gulf War Oil Burning in Kuwait (1991)
 Natural Gas
o Aliso Canyon Gas Leak (2015)
o San Bruno Pipeline Explosion (2010)
o LaSalle Heights Disaster (1965)
Rubric:
Categories 15 10 5 0
A complete timeline of At least one portion of At least two portions of More than two
events is used the required timeline is the required timeline portions of the
Timeline throughout the photo missing from the photo are missing from the required timeline are
essay. essay. photo essay. missing from the photo
essay.
All content in accurate One or two mistakes Three mistakes are More than three
and thoroughly are found in content found in content mistakes are found in
Content Accuracy described. accuracy. Content is accuracy. Content is content accuracy.
thoroughly described. moderately described. Content is briefly
described.
At least 15 images are At least 10 images are At least 5 images are Less than 5 images are
used in the photo used in the photo used in the photo used in the photo
essay. All images are of essay. All images are of essay. Images are of essay. Images are of
Images good quality according good quality according moderate quality poor quality according
to the time period in to the time period in according to the time to the time period in
which they were taken. which they were taken. period in which they which they were taken.
were taken.
Correct grammar is Correct grammar is Correct grammar is Correct grammar is
found throughout the found throughout most found throughout rarely found
Grammar photo essay. No more the photo essay. No some of the photo throughout the photo
essay. No more less essay. No less than
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than one mistake is more than three than four mistakes are seven mistakes were
found mistakes are found. found. found.
Complete citations are Complete citations are Complete citations are Citations are not
listed for all listed for most listed for some included.
Citations information and information and information and
images. images. images.