Going Green

Going Green

by Peggy Daniels Becker
     
 

Each title in this colorful series discusses an issue that either is part of students' lives or is likely affecting someone they know. Presenting multiple sides to current issues, each title distinguishes itself through its dedicated focus on concerns that today's middle and high school students deal with regularly, such as underage drinking and obesity.

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Each title in this colorful series discusses an issue that either is part of students' lives or is likely affecting someone they know. Presenting multiple sides to current issues, each title distinguishes itself through its dedicated focus on concerns that today's middle and high school students deal with regularly, such as underage drinking and obesity.

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School Library Journal
Gr 7�9—Twelve essays present the pros and cons of going green, including the opinions of those who do not believe that global warming is a problem and that there is no need for environmental activism. The introduction draws readers' attention to large-scale natural disasters such as the Santa Barbara and the Exxon Valdez oil spills that shaped public opinion and motivated citizens and government officials to take action to save the environment. A short history of the environmental movement in the United States is followed by a series of articles, reprinted from other sources, debating topics that include global warming, reducing and reusing, recycling, and buying locally raised produce. Each essay begins with information about the author and a short summary of the article. Color photographs, charts, and graphs illustrate each selection, and terms are defined within the text. It should be noted that authors offer strong statements that some readers might find extremist and include the use of slang such as "pimp out" and "jones." Additional information and statistics about going green and what readers can do if they are interested are appended. The volume concludes with a list of organizations concerned with issues debated in the book. This volume could be utilized by teachers to spark classroom debate and research.—Patricia Ann Owens, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737744958
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
11/26/2010
Series:
Issues That Concern You Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 16 Years

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